‘Everybody has a weapon:’ Officials talk violent crime at summit

By , Daily Memphian Updated: March 31, 2023 7:23 PM CT | Published: March 31, 2023 3:35 PM CT

“In the past, most bar fights ended up being just that — a bar fight,” Memphis Police Chief Cerelyn “C.J.” Davis said. “Now everybody has a weapon, and we’re seeing more and more simple arguments turning into gun battles.”


Crime Summit Cerelyn "C.J." Davis Memphis Police Department Chase Carlisle Jeff Warren Ford Canale
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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