Group Hopes Rally, Meeting Will Improve Police Accountability

People who claim they have been harassed by Memphis police hope to revive the Civilian Law Enforcement Review Board to hold officers accountable to the community, WMC-TV reports. They held a rally on Wednesday to bring attention to their concerns. Mid-South Peace and Justice Center's Paul Garner said police need to restore public confidence. "I think a lot of times the community is afraid to come forward when they do have legitimate complaints," Garner said. The organizers say they will hold a town hall style meeting on June 24 at Lewis Davis CME Church at 6 p.m. to talk about ways to make the board more effective.