Council opposes state bills dropping police residency requirements

By , Daily Memphian Updated: February 15, 2022 9:57 PM CT | Published: February 15, 2022 8:07 PM CT

The council debate was underway as state legislators were debating in Nashville. The common factor in both discussions was Memphis Police Chief Cerelyn “C.J.” Davis, who backed the bill in Nashville while outlining strategies to hire more officers who live in Memphis.


Memphis City Council police residency Tennessee Legislature JB Smiley Worth Morgan Chase Carlisle Cerelyn "C.J." Davis Cheyenne Johnson Martavius Jones

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Bill Dries covers city and county government and politics. He is a native Memphian and has been a reporter for more than 40 years.


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