Cerelyn ‘C.J.’ Davis sworn in as Memphis’ police chief

By , Daily Memphian Updated: June 18, 2021 7:41 PM CT | Published: June 18, 2021 2:31 PM CT

Cerelyn “C.J.” Davis was sworn in as Memphis’ police chief Friday, June 18. She is the first woman to be named chief in the city’s history. 

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Yolanda Jones

Yolanda Jones

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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