Memphis native is first Black woman on police TACT unit

By , Daily Memphian Updated: November 29, 2021 1:01 PM CT | Published: November 29, 2021 4:00 AM CT
<strong>Brandi Young, 31, is the first Black woman on the Memphis Police Department's TACT team.&nbsp;As a member of the unit, Young&rsquo;s job will entail dealing with high-risk warrants including homicide suspects, hostage and barricade situations and active-shooter situations.&nbsp;</strong>(Houston Cofield/Special to the Daily Memphian)

Brandi Young, 31, is the first Black woman on the Memphis Police Department's TACT team. As a member of the unit, Young’s job will entail dealing with high-risk warrants including homicide suspects, hostage and barricade situations and active-shooter situations. (Houston Cofield/Special to the Daily Memphian)

“It is surreal to think that I’m serving the community that made me,” Brandi Young said. “It’s humbling, it’s surreal to be in this position, this same spot where I grew up.”

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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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