Analysis

Mayor vows to fight police brutality, but city blocks records

Strickland promises reforms to MPD, but activists skeptical

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: June 08, 2020 5:08 PM CT | Published: June 08, 2020 3:25 PM CT
Marc Perrusquia
Special to the Daily Memphian

Marc Perrusquia

Marc Perrusquia is the director of the Institute for Public Service Reporting at the University of Memphis, where graduate students learn investigative and explanatory journalism skills working alongside professionals. He's won numerous state and national awards for government watchdog, social justice and  political reporting. Follow the Institute on Facebook or Twitter @psr_memphis.

As Mayor Jim Strickland vows to 'fix' police brutality against African American citizens, his staff puts up roadblocks to accessing records.

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Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland Memphis Police Department George Floyd Black Lives Matter Michael Rallings George Floyd protests Memphis protests Darin Abston Jr. DeVante Hill Frank Gottie eric kelly Worth Morgan Memphis Civilian Law Enforcement Board

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