Council residency aftermath signals shift on how to address crime

By , Daily Memphian Updated: August 05, 2020 6:35 PM CT | Published: August 05, 2020 4:29 PM CT

Memphis Police Director Michael Rallings says the City Council decision to take residency off the Nov. 3 ballot leaves voters out of a critical decision. The vote is a challenge to Mayor Jim Strickland’s core philosophy on fighting crime after he dramatically upped the number of new officers he believes is necessary.


Memphis City Council Jim Strickland Linwood Dillard Patrice Robinson Michalyn Easter-Thomas

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