A third of MPD excessive force findings are reversed by commanders

Reversals include 2017 bar fight incident when an officer allegedly choked a woman

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: November 06, 2020 8:44 AM CT | Published: November 05, 2020 5:21 PM CT

Case of Memphis police lieutenant allegedly choking a woman in a bar fight is among a third of cases in which MPD commanders reversed investigators and dismissed excessive force charges.

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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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