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.

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

Bill Dries

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


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