"As I tell folks all the time, we hire from the human race."
—Knoxville Police Department Chief David Rausch at a June 10 press conference, explaining the actions of three KPD officers who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault. They were videotaped beating a homeless man after he had been handcuffed. "We train them to do extraordinary things under very extraordinary circumstances. They're not perfect, and this is one of those instances where we saw that," Rausch said.