Review of Troubled Police Department Ordered by Memphis Mayor

Official misconduct and the killing of a teenager have eyebrows raised


Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. is ordering a review of internal police procedures following repeated cases of alleged officer misconduct as well as an off-duty officer's involvement in the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old boy.

Wharton said Tuesday that he is bringing in an outside consultant with a law enforcement background to look into the Memphis Police Department's procedures on officer accountability, recruitment and hiring practices, education and training, and the effectiveness of the department's internal affairs arm.