George Floyd’s death leaves police and fire residency ballot question in new light

By , Daily Memphian Updated: June 19, 2020 2:46 PM CT | Published: June 18, 2020 6:13 PM CT

A city task force on public safety started its work this week with several calls for hiring local in the police and fire ranks. Meanwhile, an effort to remove from the Nov. 3 election ballot a proposal for allowing the city to hire police and firefighters who live outside the county may be picking up momentum.


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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.


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