Ban on pretextual traffic stops comes up one vote short on County Commission

By  and , Daily Memphian Updated: October 03, 2023 6:28 AM CT | Published: October 02, 2023 9:14 PM CT

The Shelby County Commission gave final approval Monday, Oct. 2, to a pair of ordinances calling on the Shelby County Sheriff to collect data on specialized units as well as traffic stops, use of force and citizen complaints. It rejected an ordinance asking the Sheriff’s Office to ban pretextual traffic stops.


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Bill Dries

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Bill Dries covers city and county government and politics. He is a native Memphian and has been a reporter for more than 40 years.

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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