<strong>Daniel Jefferson stands near the intersection of Mill Branch Road and Holmes Road after his recent release from jail for the shooting of a police officer in 2015. According Jefferson, roughly a block away he encountered an undercover officer, who approached him with his gun drawn. Jefferson said he shot what he thought was a robber and fled the scene. While in custody, a handcuffed Jefferson was beaten by several officers, who were later suspended for their part in the altercation.</strong> (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

Exclusive Investigation: Prosecutors say MPD failed to refer police beating of prisoner for criminal review

Beating case is among scores of police use-of-force files in which the city is limiting access

The manual search through Memphis Police Department's excessive-force investigations is a slow and tedious process.  But a recent search uncovered a file on the 2015 police beating of a suspect that reportedly wasn't referred to the Shelby County District Attorney's Office for review of the officers' conduct.


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