No criminal charges for officers in Jaylin McKenzie case

By , Daily Memphian Updated: September 26, 2023 7:07 PM CT | Published: September 26, 2023 1:02 PM CT

“For our office to bring criminal charges, we must be confident that we can prove an actual violation of a criminal statute beyond a reasonable doubt,” Mulroy said. “We don’t have sufficient evidence to do that here.”


Jaylin McKenzie Shelby County District Attorney General Steve Mulroy
Julia Baker

Julia Baker

Julia Baker covers Memphis and Shelby County’s law enforcement agencies and is a member of The Daily Memphian’s public safety reporting team. A lifelong Memphian, Julia graduated from the University of Memphis in 2021. Other publications and organizations she has written for include Chalkbeat, Memphis Flyer, Memphis Parent magazine and Memphis magazine.


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