New chief public defender’s vision built around ‘client-centered representation’

By , Daily Memphian Updated: April 16, 2019 5:39 PM CT | Published: April 16, 2019 5:26 PM CT

Phyllis Aluko is the first woman to lead the Shelby County Public Defender's Office in its 102-year history. She was sworn in Tuesday.

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criminal justice Lee Harris Phyllis Aluko Shelby County Public Defender's Office Stephen Bush
Omer Yusuf

Omer Yusuf

Omer Yusuf covers Bartlett and North Memphis neighborhoods for The Daily Memphian. He also analyzes COVID-19 data each week. Omer is a former Jackson Sun reporter and University of Memphis graduate.


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