TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Aug 20, 2018
In the first day of the federal trial over Memphis police surveillance of political activists, a Memphis police official acknowledged he controlled a Facebook account he used to make friends with activists, The Commercial Appeal reports. Police Sgt. Timothy Reynolds said his department used undercover accounts to keep track of protest activities. The American Civil Liberties Union claims that the Memphis police’s surveillance of activists is a violation of a 1978 consent decree against such practices.