Friday, June 18, 2021

Police

There are roughly 300 volunteers serving within the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Volunteer Bureau in one of three divisions – Emergency Services, Community Services and Reserve. Assistant Chief Ronnie Washington is part of the Reserve Division, where officers are...
“Good Blue & You” interviews began in June of 2014. I created the column because of a breakdown in community and police relations. Brought to a roundtable discussion by Melissa Monie, formerly of The Mid-South Peace and Justice Center, I...
By Christen A. Smith, University of Texas at Austin Diamond Reynolds’ live stream of Philando Castile bleeding to death after being shot by Officer Jeronimo Yanez shocked and dismayed the nation in 2017. It is difficult to imagine the pain of witnessing...
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...
Laylah Washington would be turning three years old this month but instead of planning a birthday party, her mother, Leslie Washington, will be visiting her daughter’s grave. The toddler was shot in the head during an apparent road rage...
by Johnesha Harris, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Newspaper It is important that youth know how to safely navigate life experiences and on Monday a group of youth at Douglas Community Center got some lessons on how to do just...
Implicit bias toward black men by police is nothing new, and it is not limited to white officers. Black officers can also have implicit bias toward black men because in the case of police forces, that implicit bias is...
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...
While the Memphis Police Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation try to sort through the events that led to a MPD officer shooting and seriously wounding 25-year-old Martavious Banks, they’re operating without key pieces of evidence. That evidence? Dashcam...
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...