Monday, May 23, 2022

Police

Two things inspired then-high school sophomore George Hofstetter to create an app that aims to prevent police brutality: the killing of Trayvon Martin and George’s worries for his younger brother’s future. “I want him to grow up in a world...
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...
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...
Memphis Police Department Director Michael Rallings was the weekly meeting highlight of the Frayser Exchange Club Foundation Thursday afternoon at Impact Church. “I doubt if I will get to my notes today,” he said. “I wasn’t expecting to go in...
The Memphis City Council on Tuesday decided to delay all votes on proposed MLGW rate hikes while the utility’s administrators figure out if changes in salaries and benefits will affect their proposed budget. In conjunction with that action, Council Chairman...
Commissioner Jeff Long of the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security (TDSOHS) and Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Colonel Dereck R. Stewart this week joined multiple law enforcement partners to announce the seventh annual “I-40 Challenge” traffic safety initiative. “The...
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...
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...
United States Atty. Gen. William Barr – the face of the Operation Legend crackdown on violent crime – heaped praise on the initiative during an appearance at the Memphis Police Department’s Hickory Hill Ridgeway Precinct on Wednesday. Once inside, Barr...
Jason Reid, The Undefeated Sonia Y.W. Pruitt was tired and fighting a cold, but she wasn’t having it. After a colleague informed her that another police organization had blasted Nike for featuring Colin Kaepernick in its new national advertising campaign...