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TSD freelance photojournalist Johnathan Martin was on the scene Wednesday night at Elvis Presley Boulevard and Gill Avenue as demonstrators blocked traffic to protest the officer-involved shooting of Martavious Banks on Monday evening. In this clip, Memphis Police Department officers...
Several weeks ago, I attended the Memphis Police Department’s 26th Citizens Police Academy Graduation at Grace Life Pentecostal Church at 4820 S. Germantown Rd. In a deadline crunch, I settled upon putting a trio of photographs with captions on...
A Black man in Indianapolis says he was shopping while Black when a cop confronted him and accused him and his cousin of “acting suspicious.” READ MORE: Black guest who was kicked out of Hilton hotel sues chain for $10...
  Just this year, there have been at least 32 confirmed cases of interstate/highway shootings in Memphis & Shelby County - with a possible 33rd happening just as law enforcement announced a relaunch of “Operation: Grizzly Bear” Wednesday morning. The Memphis...
Disclosure: I'm one of those people who believes CBS' 60 Minutes is a national treasure — and the above segment is one reason why. As heartbroken as we are whenever we hear of another tragic shooting in Memphis, we can...
by James Coleman -- C.J. Davis’ first day on the job as chief of the Memphis Police Department will be June 14. The Memphis City Council voted 11-1 to approve the hiring of Durham, North Carolina’s former police chief at its...
ST. ANTHONY, Minn. — The Minnesota city that employed a police officer who fatally shot black motorist Philando Castile during a traffic stop last year has reached a settlement with Castile's girlfriend and her daughter, who were in the...
by Louis Goggans --  A product of South Memphis and a veteran of the Memphis Police Department (MPD), Sgt. Essica Cage remains committed to ensuring law enforcement and the community develop a stronger relationship – one that makes the city...
by Adrian Sainz -- A judge set a trial date Friday for Billy Ray Turner, who faces weapons charges in connection with former NBA player Lorenzen Wright’s slaying, while also casting doubt about whether the separate murder trial in the...
An uptick in local demonstrations and protests, such as the one on the Interstate 40 Bridge in 2016, plus police ambushes that have left policemen dead across the country are two factors that prompted Memphis police to look for...