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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Oct 14, 2020

Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich has asked the Memphis police to begin sending all confirmed cases of excessive use of force to her office so it can determine if criminal charges are merited. A police spokesman confirmed the department has received the request and is working on it, The Daily Memphian reports. Weirich’s request follows reports that instances of brutality have been treated as simple violations of policy and not referred to prosecutors. A police spokesman said the agency has no formal policy on when to refer cases to prosecutors.