US: Man charged in Tennessee with criminal exposure of HIV for allegedly biting a police officer


Knoxville man accused of biting officer, exposing him to HIV

May 15, 2020
Source: WVLT 8

A Knoxville man was charged with criminal exposure of HIV after allegedly biting a police officer.

Court documents show officers were responding to a disturbance call on March 7 when they encountered X.

X reportedly became agitated when officers arrived and attempted to punch them.

While an officer was attempting to place X in handcuffs, he allegedly bit the officer’s arm tearing through two layers of clothing and breaking the skin.

According to police, X is positive for HIV and was aware of that.

X was charged with criminal exposure to HIV, aggravated assault, and resisting arrest.