MPD asks to rescind decertification request for Lt. DeWayne Smith

By , Daily Memphian Updated: March 22, 2023 7:15 PM CT | Published: March 22, 2023 6:27 PM CT

Smith served as a supervisor on the disbanded SCORPION unit that was responsible for the traffic stop of Tyre Nichols.


Lt. DeWayne Smith Memphis Police Department Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance
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.


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