Memphis police adopt new excessive force reforms following Daily Memphian investigation

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: September 23, 2020 4:54 PM CT | Published: September 23, 2020 3:51 PM CT
<strong>Activist Chelsea Glass recently filed a misconduct complaint against an MPD officer who allegedly posted inflammatory memes on Facebook. When the officer later sent direct messages to Glass that she interpreted as harassment and intimidation, she asked to file a criminal complaint against the officer.</strong>&nbsp;(Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

Activist Chelsea Glass recently filed a misconduct complaint against an MPD officer who allegedly posted inflammatory memes on Facebook. When the officer later sent direct messages to Glass that she interpreted as harassment and intimidation, she asked to file a criminal complaint against the officer. (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

But the reforms amount to a hollow ruse, says activist who complained about an officer who shot and killed a Black man in 2013.

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Marc Perrusquia

Marc Perrusquia

Marc Perrusquia is the director of the Institute for Public Service Reporting at the University of Memphis, where graduate students learn investigative and explanatory journalism skills working alongside professionals. He's won numerous state and national awards for government watchdog, social justice and  political reporting. Follow the Institute on Facebook or Twitter @psr_memphis.


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