County Commission passes first police reform resolutions

By , Daily Memphian Updated: June 23, 2020 2:01 PM CT | Published: June 23, 2020 1:53 PM CT
<strong>Shelby County Commissioner Tami Sawyer (right, with Commissioner Van Turner ) proposed a resolution that calls racism a pandemic and a health issue. The commission approved the measure during a marathon session that began Monday, June 22.</strong> (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

Shelby County Commissioner Tami Sawyer (right, with Commissioner Van Turner ) proposed a resolution that calls racism a pandemic and a health issue. The commission approved the measure during a marathon session that began Monday, June 22. (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

The nonbinding resolutions approved by the Shelby County Commission call for adoption of “8 Can’t Wait” use of force measures for law enforcement and call racism a pandemic with associated health issues for people of color. 

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Shelby County Commission Tami Sawyer Amber Mills 8 Can't Wait
Bill Dries

Bill Dries

Bill Dries covers city government and politics. He is a native Memphian and has been a reporter for more than 40 years.


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