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MPD chief nominee touted as ‘rising star’

By , Daily Memphian Published: May 03, 2021 4:00 AM CT
<strong>In this June 16, 2020, photo, Durham Police Chief Cerelyn &ldquo;C.J.&rdquo; Davis, then-president of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, testifies during a U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on police use of force and community relations. Davis said reform is possible, but there must national accountability standards, and teeth behind them.</strong> (Tom Williams/via Associated Press)

In this June 16, 2020, photo, Durham Police Chief Cerelyn “C.J.” Davis, then-president of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, testifies during a U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on police use of force and community relations. Davis said reform is possible, but there must national accountability standards, and teeth behind them. (Tom Williams/via Associated Press)

As Durham Police Chief Cerelyn “C.J.” Davis awaits confirmation from the Memphis City Council as the new leader of MPD, city leaders, former colleagues and activists from her past weigh in on her law enforcement career. 

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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.