MPD Introduces Form Advising "Complainants" of Right to Pursue Criminal Charges Against Officers

Citizens who file excessive force complaints with the Memphis Police Department are now being advised -- on paper -- of their right to pursue criminal charges against officers. A new "Complainant Rights Form" was recently handed to Chelsea Glass, 32, a supporter of Black Lives Matter who recently reported a patrolman to supervisors after he allegedly posted memes on Facebook that seemed to celebrate the shooting deaths of two activists in Wisconsin. After filing her intitial complaint, she...

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Watch: Shelby County Joint Task Force

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Watch the Shelby County Joint Task Force briefing on COVID-19, from September 24th (starting at 12:00PM).

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Katie Riordan

 

Shouting the now familiar refrains, “Say Her Name,” and “No Justice, No Peace,” a group of about 20 marched in Downtown Memphis Wednesday evening to denounce a grand jury’s decision not to charge officers for the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor.  

Citizens who file excessive force complaints with the Memphis Police Department are now being advised -- on paper -- of their right to pursue criminal charges against officers. 

A new "Complainant Rights Form" was recently handed to Chelsea Glass, 32, a supporter of Black Lives Matter who recently reported a patrolman to supervisors after he allegedly posted memes on Facebook that seemed to celebrate the shooting deaths of two activists in Wisconsin. 

After filing her intitial complaint, she said the officer sent her a direct message on Facebook. 

Women's Eye Health

Sep 23, 2020
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As matriarchs of their families, most women understand the importance of visiting their doctors regularly. However, for some women, an eye exam is often missed in their list of annual health visits.  


  Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is being remembered in a private ceremony at the high court, where her body is lying in repose. Watch the ceremony live on Wednesday, September 23 at 8:30AM.

County Health Department Greenlights Reopening of Bars

Sep 22, 2020
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After months of closure and uncertainty, limited-service restaurants or bars will be allowed to reopen as early as Wednesday in Shelby County under a set of restrictions.  

The Shelby County Health Department’s latest decision affects some 40 establishments whose state license gives them bar status and were ordered to close in July amid surging COVID cases and dwindling hospital capacity. 

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Thirty-two new deaths from the coronavirus in Tennessee would have been every headline for days in March. But six months later, the rising death toll jumped on Friday with almost no attention from the public. The first confirmed death in Tennessee was a Davidson County man, March 20. He was 73 with underlying conditions — like many who’ve been claimed by COVID-19. More than 2,216 people in Tennessee have died since then, with no end in sight.

Watch: Shelby County Joint Task Force

Sep 22, 2020

Watch the Shelby County Joint Task Force briefing on COVID-19, from September 22nd (starting at 12:00PM).

Click here to watch.

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Why go out for Thai food when you can make it at home? Quick-cooking satays are surprisingly simple to prepare. 


Katie Riordan

 

Shelby County’s Latino community makes up about seven percent of the population, but represents about 20 percent of the overall cases of COVID-19. In its latest response, the health department is using mass testing events to build trust and dispel misinformation. 

This past weekend, the Shelby County Health Department prepared to test up to 300 people at two different Memphis churches serving the Spanish-speaking community. About 60 people showed up over two days.  

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