National Police Misconduct Reporting Project

Mayor of Memphis Says His Police Dept Has Problems, Orders Full Review

From the Associated Press:

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. is ordering a review of internal police procedures following repeated cases of alleged officer misconduct as well as an off-duty officer’s involvement in the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old boy.

Wharton said Tuesday that he is bringing in an outside consultant with a law enforcement background to look into the Memphis Police Department’s procedures on officer accountability, recruitment and hiring practices, education and training, and the effectiveness of the department’s internal affairs arm.

Wharton said the consultant will have the full cooperation of the police department. The mayor acknowledged that jobs are on the line, depending on results of the review.

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