TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Apr 4, 2016

A report released last week revealed detention at Juvenile Court of Memphis and Shelby County has become more dangerous after Shelby County Sheriff Bill Oldham took over detention operations on July 1. David Roush, a consultant with Juvenile Justice Associates of Michigan, explained in the report that detention for juveniles should not be operated by local law enforcement and cited concerns about unapproved restraint techniques constituting excessive force. The latest review comes after a 2012 U.S. Department of Justice investigation revealed deficiencies in the court system. Read more from The Commercial Appeal