Former MPD officer faces criminal charge

Charges follow investigation by The Daily Memphian

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: May 11, 2021 10:42 PM CT | Published: May 11, 2021 7:02 PM CT
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A former MPD officer accused of pepper spraying a handcuffed, mentally ill man is the second law enforcement officer to face criminal charges brought by a new prosecution unit aimed at cracking down on police brutality.

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Memphis Police Department police brutality
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The Institute for Public Service Reporting

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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.