New facts in death of Shelby County Jail inmate emerge

By  and , Daily Memphian Updated: February 17, 2023 2:13 PM CT | Published: February 16, 2023 6:12 PM CT

Gershun Freeman’s family and their representatives are sharing new details about Freeman’s October death while in custody at the Shelby County Jail. Meanwhile, attorneys, activists and family members are calling for further action into Freeman’s case.


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Julia Baker

Julia Baker

Julia Baker covers Memphis and Shelby County’s law enforcement agencies and is a member of The Daily Memphian’s public safety reporting team. A lifelong Memphian, Julia graduated from the University of Memphis in 2021. Other publications and organizations she has written for include Chalkbeat, Memphis Flyer, Memphis Parent magazine and Memphis magazine.

Alicia Davidson

Alicia Davidson

Alicia Davidson is a lifelong Memphis resident and graduate of The University of Memphis College of Journalism and Strategic Media. When not scribbling about the latest Memphis news, you will find her reading historical biographies, cooking Italian cuisine and practicing vinyasa yoga.

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