Activists want community involved after public forum on MPD spy case

By , Daily Memphian Published: July 14, 2019 4:00 AM CT
<strong>At the request of the crowd, activist Hunter Demster (right) reads the notes of Memphis Police Deputy Chief Don Crowe (left), who also attended a public forum Thursday, July 11, at Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church to discuss MPD&rsquo;s surveillance conduct. Attendees offered questions to a monitoring team about a court-ordered plan to bring reform to the MPD after officers were found conducting illegal surveillance of protesters, violating a 40-year-old consent decree barring such surveillance.</strong> (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

At the request of the crowd, activist Hunter Demster (right) reads the notes of Memphis Police Deputy Chief Don Crowe (left), who also attended a public forum Thursday, July 11, at Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church to discuss MPD’s surveillance conduct. Attendees offered questions to a monitoring team about a court-ordered plan to bring reform to the MPD after officers were found conducting illegal surveillance of protesters, violating a 40-year-old consent decree barring such surveillance. (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

Community activists say they still feel they're being watched and harassed by law enforcement, while a monitoring team says it is trying to ensure Memphis police comply with court-ordered reforms.

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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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