MPD brass overturns ‘chokehold’ finding despite bodycam showing officer’s arm around girl’s neck

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: November 06, 2020 8:41 AM CT | Published: November 05, 2020 9:30 PM CT
<strong>In this freeze frame from police body camera footage, Memphis Police officer Enis Jackson&rsquo;s elbow is seen in the foreground as he slips his left arm under a teenage girl&rsquo;s chin. Police censors obscured the girl&rsquo;s face.</strong> (Submitted)

In this freeze frame from police body camera footage, Memphis Police officer Enis Jackson’s elbow is seen in the foreground as he slips his left arm under a teenage girl’s chin. Police censors obscured the girl’s face. (Submitted)

As the Memphis Police Department weighs a request by District Attorney General Amy Weirich to start sending all confirmed cases of excessive force to her office for criminal review, this hotly disputed September 2016 incident illustrates how thorny Weirich’s proposal may be.

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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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