Council balks at violence intervention office, delays vote

By , Daily Memphian Updated: January 26, 2021 7:59 PM CT | Published: January 26, 2021 7:59 PM CT

The council delayed a vote on getting the program started for a week. Council members generally back the idea of trying to intervene with those of both sides of violent crimes. But some saw too many law enforcement agencies involved in the initial pitch despite assurances it will instead be aimed at prevention.


Memphis City Council violent crime intervention Rhonda Logan Doug McGowen

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