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Deputy who choked TN student opts for early retirement instead of fighting termination

A Tennessee deputy who lost his job after published photos showed him choking a college student during an arrest decided to take early retirement. Former Knox County sheriff’s deputy Frank Phillips chose Thursday to take “deferred retirement” rather than appeal his firing, reported the Knoxville News Sentinel. Sheriff Jimmy Jones…

TN deputy fired hours after photos show him choking compliant student during arrest

A veteran Tennessee sheriff’s deputy was fired Sunday, just hours after a series of photographs were published showing him choking a college student during an arrest. Frank Phillips, a Knox County sheriff’s deputy since 1992, was photographed as he grabbed a University of Tennessee student by the neck and squeezed…