New chief public defender’s vision built around ‘client-centered representation’

By Updated: April 16, 2019 5:39 PM CT | Published: April 16, 2019 5:26 PM CT

Phyllis Aluko is the first woman to lead the Shelby County Public Defender's Office in its 102-year history. She was sworn in Tuesday.

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criminal justice Lee Harris Phyllis Aluko Shelby County Public Defender's Office Stephen Bush
Omer Yusuf

Omer Yusuf

Omer Yusuf covers Binghampton, Frayser, North Memphis and Raleigh for The Daily Memphian. Omer previously covered county government. He is also a former reporter at The Jackson Sun and a University of Memphis graduate.


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