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MPD’s Excessive Force Complaints Kept Behind Costly Paywall

MPDs Excessive Force Complaints Kept Behind Costly Paywall

As protests roil following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland promises greater transparency in policing. Yet his Public Records Office is making that hard. For starters, it proposed a $6,000 fee for access to excessive force records.

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

Marc Perrusquia
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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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