LaKenya Middlebrook To Lead Knoxville Police Advisory & Review Committee
Knoxville, TN– Knox County Democratic Party Chair, LaKenya Middlebrook has been appointed by Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon to head Knoxville Police Advisory & Review Committee.
PARC is comprised of seven volunteers served by a full-time executive director hired by the Mayor. It provides an independent review of police activity and makes recommendations to the Chief of Police.
“I am honored and humbled to have the opportunity to serve as Executive Director of the Knoxville Police Advisory & Review Committee,” Middlebrook said. “For more than two decades, PARC has worked to demand accountability, increase transparency, and build improved relationships between the Knoxville Police Department and our communities. Those charged with the responsibility to protect and serve can only be effective in doing so if our communities trust that protection and service will be administered fairly, justly and equitably.
Middlebrook holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Kentucky and a law degree from the University of Tennessee.
Middlebrook started as PARC’s fourth Executive Director on July 13, 2020, after stepping down as PARC committee member and Knox County Democratic Party Chair.