Mike Ryall named interim MPD chief as new candidate joins the mix

By  and , Daily Memphian Updated: April 06, 2021 8:58 AM CT | Published: April 05, 2021 4:05 PM CT

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland announced Monday, April 5, that he is appointing police Deputy Director Mike Ryall as interim director effective immediately.

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Yolanda Jones covers criminal justice issues and general assignment news for The Daily Memphian. She previously was a reporter at The Commercial Appeal.

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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.