Memphis, Shelby County awarded $11M to fight violent crime

By Updated: May 12, 2020 5:31 PM CT | Published: May 12, 2020 5:11 PM CT
<strong>Michael Dunavant (center), the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, held a press conference with federal and local law enforcement on Dec. 18, 2019, to announce Operation Relentless Pursuit. The initiative will pair federal law enforcement with local authorities to fight violent crime</strong>. (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian file)

Michael Dunavant (center), the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, held a press conference with federal and local law enforcement on Dec. 18, 2019, to announce Operation Relentless Pursuit. The initiative will pair federal law enforcement with local authorities to fight violent crime. (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian file)

The Memphis Police Department and the Shelby County Sheriff's Office received about $11 million in federal funding to hire more officers to fight violent crime.

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Yolanda Jones

Yolanda Jones

Yolanda Jones covers criminal justice issues and general assignment news for The Daily Memphian. She previously was a reporter at The Commercial Appeal.


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