TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Aug 13, 2018
U.S. District Judge Jon McCalla ruled Friday that the Memphis Police Department engaged in political intelligence of protesters both at their protests and online, violating a federal court decree from 1978, WMC Action News 5 reports. The police department issued a statement following the ruling, saying in part that its "monitoring of social media for protests and counter protests is non-partisan. The City has an obligation to provide public safety and to anticipate threats to public safety."