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Group calls for civilian oversight of Memphis law enforcement

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Grassroots coalition Memphis United is asking for civilian oversight of Memphis law enforcement from the city council.

Memphis United, made up of several organizations including the Mid-South Peace and Justice Center and the Memphis Bus Riders Union, drafted a resolution to bring back the civilian law enforcement review board (CLERB).
The board was started in 1994 but was disbanded by the Wharton administration in 2012. At a news conference Monday, Memphis United said the board is crucial when it comes to police accountability.

"It is very important for civilians to be able to have an input process when it comes to complaints with law enforcement," said Marquita Bradshaw, Mid-South Peace and Justice Center. "Right now, that does not exist and has not existed for a long time."

Memphis United will be holding community forums and collecting surveys to present a full report to the city council on June 3.

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