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Mayor promises police transparency, but brutality reports remain tough to Obtain

MPD Excessive Force Complaints Coming to Light

As Mayor Jim Strickland’s administration limits access to police files on excessive force, some records are slowly coming to light. One involves the case of Daniel Jefferson, a handcuffed prisoner who was beaten by officers at the Raines Precinct in 2015.

This story was produced by WKNO-FM in partnership with The Institute. 

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Marc Perrusquia is the director of the Institute for Public Service Reporting at the University of Memphis, where graduate students learn investigative and explanatory journalism skills working alongside professionals. He has won numerous state and national awards for government watchdog, social justice and political reporting.

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