Cody Klingmann

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Service Record

Agency Knoxville Tennessee Police Department
Rank Officer
Dates of Service Ended June 7, 2022[1]
Salary $26,283 (2020)[2]
Last Known Status Resigned[1]

Incident Reports

2021 Death of Mauricio Luna

On August 13, 2021, Klingmann and other officers Jasmine Reed and Adam Rosenbaum were responding to a burglary, reaching speeds of 90 mph and not using their lights and sirens. Klingmann struck a vehicle driven by Luna, killing him.[3][4]

It is against the law and department policy for officers to not use their lights and sirens.[4]

Response Timeline

Klingmann was placed on non-patrol duty pending an internal investigation.[3]

The District Attorney declined to charge Klingmann, claiming that his actions "did not create a risk of such nature and degree that injury or death was likely and foreseeable" and that Luna's "failure to yield" contributed to his death.[4]

On March 25, 2022, Luna's family filed a wrongful death lawsuit.[4]

On June 7, 2022, Klingmann resigned.[1]

On October 11, 2022, the lawsuit was settled for $300,000.[3]

LEO Ratings

Training and Tactics rating: bad
Protect & Serve rating: neutral
Individual Rights rating: neutral
Accountability and Integrity rating: neutral
Off Duty rating: neutral
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