Hardaway legislation would charge police with felony for turning off body cameras

By Published: March 05, 2019 12:01 AM CT
<strong>Memphis police officers block off Jefferson near the Memphis Police Association headquarters Sept. 26, 2018, as protesters hold a press conference on the shooting of Martavious Banks. Banks was shot by MPD officer Jamarcus Jeames, whose body camera was turned off at the time of the shooting. A proposed bill from state Rep. G.A. Hardaway would charge police officers with a felony for turning off thier body cameras.&nbsp;</strong>(Houston Cofield/Daily Memphian file)<strong></strong>

Memphis police officers block off Jefferson near the Memphis Police Association headquarters Sept. 26, 2018, as protesters hold a press conference on the shooting of Martavious Banks. Banks was shot by MPD officer Jamarcus Jeames, whose body camera was turned off at the time of the shooting. A proposed bill from state Rep. G.A. Hardaway would charge police officers with a felony for turning off thier body cameras. (Houston Cofield/Daily Memphian file)

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Yolanda Jones

Yolanda Jones

Yolanda Jones covers criminal justice issues and general assignment news for The Daily Memphian. She previously was a reporter at The Commercial Appeal.


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