So, basically, they’re done investigating Henry’s death. Nothing they can do.
No, I’m not even kidding.
What they can do? Release Henry’s autopsy to the media before releasing it to the family. Insinuate that Katie is a crazy liar. And up their PR war by releasing all this information the night before Henry’s funeral.
Parents, seriously, if you are considering sending your kids to UT Knoxville, be aware that, at the least, someone can beat up your kid in Knoxville and the Knoxville police have stated clearly that they won’t bother to investigate it. That’s according to their own version of events–they can’t be bothered with simple assaults.
Your kid might never be involved in drugs, but your kid could very easily get beat up. And what the Knoxville police are saying is that, well, shit happens.
I’m glad Henry’s family has a lawyer now.
But listen, this is the time for the media to really get involved. We now have the police report and the Knoxville paper has, along the way, seen Henry’s medical records. So, now we need someone not to give us both sides of the story, as if they are both equal, but to fact check the story. I mean, either Henry had a broken jaw or he didn’t. Either his injuries right after his assault are consistent with an attack with an object or they weren’t. Either what the police are saying is true or it’s not.
And now is the time for the media to investigate.
Because, believe me, if people can beat a kid and cause his death and the Knoxville police can’t even come up with a crime to charge them with, that’s not just a problem for Henry’s family. That’s a problem for us all.
The people of Knoxville have a right to know whether they have a competent police department.
Edited to add: I was sloppy on this. It’s not the police department; it’s the sheriff’s department.