Lawsuit claims officer sexually assaulted Black man while frisking him

Suit cites evidence from Daily Memphian investigation in contending MPD fails to properly investigate police misconduct

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: September 17, 2020 4:00 AM CT | Published: September 17, 2020 4:00 AM CT

A federal lawsuit contends Memphis police sexually assaulted a Black man during a stop-and-frisk operation and then failed to properly investigate the incident. The suit cites evidence from a Daily Memphian allegation into MPD’s failure to refer brutality claims to prosecutors.


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Marc Perrusquia

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.


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