On Saturday December 30, 2017 Robert Lawrence Smith a candidate for Knox County Commission at large Seat 11 was pulled over on East Emory Road for excessive speeding. According to the body cam video obtained by BrianHornback.Com through an open records request (and payment of record) I discovered that Smith flashes a police badge.
Smith who is a insurance salesman and real estate landlord has never been a police officer. Was he flashing a badge and impersonating an officer? Was it simply to convince a new officer not to give him a speeding ticket?