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 has won numerous state and national awards for government watchdog, social justice and  political reporting. Follow the Institute on Facebook or Twitter @psr_memphis.

Daily Memphian records request inspires resolution to improve MPD transparency

Councilman Smiley’s proposal comes as communities nationwide push to reform policing following George Floyd killing

By Updated: June 11, 2020 3:38 PM CT | Published: June 11, 2020 2:07 PM CT Update
<strong>Memphis Police officers get in formation along Union Avenue during a May 28 protest over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.</strong> (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

Memphis Police officers get in formation along Union Avenue during a May 28 protest over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

Memphis City Council member JB Smiley is pushing a resolution to urge Mayor Jim Strickland’s administration to put data, complaints and other information regarding police misconduct and use of force on the city’s website.

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Memphis Police Department Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland JB Smiley Jr. Memphis City Council police brutality police use of force Michael Rallings George Floyd police reports

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