National Bar Targets Police Misconduct in Key Cities

Memphis is one of 25 cities being targeted by the National Bar Association (NBA) as part of a national campaign to gain access to police department records. Beginning Sept. 1, the group says it will file open records requests and send preservation of evidence notices to police departments with “an alleged history of police misconduct and brutality.” The requests will seek details about the number of individuals who have been killed, racially profiled, wrongfully arrested and/or injured while pursued or in custody. The NBA will release its findings to the public and urge the U.S. Department of Justice to conduct a full investigation of any problems found. Read more on the NBA website.