A RELUCTANCE TO RECORD

MPD trails other law enforcement agencies in audio, video documentation of homicide interrogations

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: May 17, 2019 11:32 AM CT | Published: September 16, 2018 11:30 PM CT

An investigation by the Institute for Public Service Reporting at the University of Memphis reveals MPD is a prominent outlier in a national movement among police departments to fully record the questioning of suspects during homicide investigations, making its detectives frequent targets for allegations of impropriety.

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criminal justice Homicides Innocence Project Institute for Public Service Reporting Memphis Police Department
Marc Perrusquia

Marc Perrusquia

Marc Perrusquia is the director of the Institute for Public Service Reporting at the University of Memphis, where graduate students learn investigative and explanatory journalism skills working alongside professionals. He's won numerous state and national awards for government watchdog, social justice and  political reporting. Follow the Institute on Facebook or Twitter @psr_memphis.


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