Lawsuit alleges negligence by Memphis police in 2021 rape case

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: September 20, 2022 6:27 PM CT | Published: September 20, 2022 3:50 PM CT
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A new lawsuit against the City of Memphis alleges that MPD officers failed to follow up on leads from a 2021 rape and asserts a proper investigation might have prevented Eliza Fletcher’s death. 

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Alicia Franklin Cleotha Henderson Eliza Fletcher Memphis Police Department
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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.