Police

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...
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...
Torence Jackson Jr. of Indianapolis, Ind. is dead, fatally shot by a Memphis Police Department officer in a public library on Poplar Ave. in East Memphis after Jackson shot the officer’s partner about midday on Thursday. The wounded officer was...
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...
  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...
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...
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...
Now it’s public. The names of the three police officers suspended in the aftermath of the shooting of Martavious Banks have been released by the Memphis Police Department. Officer Jamarcus Jeames, 26, “fired shots” at Banks after being involved  in...
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...