Police

The City of Memphis is reporting that the Memphis Police Department force of officers now numbers 2003 en route to a goal of 2300 by 2020. Where the city stands in reference to its police complement was detailed at the Memphis Shelby Crime Commission Board of Directors meeting on Thursday. "We...
By Kashmir Hill, The Root Terrance Everett has been on the wrong side of the law for most of his adult life. When he was 18, he had to register as a sex offender for having sex with a 15-year-old, because she was under the age of consent. In his...
With the Shelby County Board of Commissioners positioned Monday for a vote on legislation that would mandate Tennessee Bureau of Investigation inquiries into all police shootings, word came that the Memphis Police Association had advised its members not to cooperate with the TBI out of concern about officers’ rights. That...
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By ERRIN HAINES WHACK, AP National Writer A rare scene in the American justice system unfolded Friday in a Chicago courthouse: A white officer stood before a mostly white jury and was convicted of killing a black teenager. It was the second such verdict nationally in two months. Jason Van Dyke's guilty...
By JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press NASHVILLE — A white Tennessee police officer was charged with criminal homicide Thursday after surveillance footage appeared to show him chasing a black man and opening fire as the man fled from the officer in July. And a newly released arrest affidavit says the officer was looking...
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 the initial traffic stop. Christopher Nowell, 27, was involved in the...
F.F.U.N. will celebrate the men and women who work hard to protect our City on this Saturday, September 29, 2018, between 12 noon and 6 p.m. F.F.U.N. host events in neighborhoods that are considered economically distressed. "Thankfully, we've not had an incident during our community initiatives," said a F.F.U.N. statement. "And we welcome...
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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 are seen forcefully taking down protestors and making arrests. One...
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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 and body armor video. And the reason it’s missing 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 new ways to gather intelligence, according to Memphis Police Department...