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Statement by Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services Regarding Collaborative Reform with the

Star For Immediate Release
March 3, 2017

CONTACT: Mary Brandenberger
mary.brandenberger@usdoj.gov
(202) 514-5328


Statement by Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services Regarding Collaborative Reform with the Memphis Police Department

The Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) today released the following statement regarding its work with the Memphis Police Department (MPD):

“The Department of Justice’s COPS Office will no longer proceed with the collaborative reform process with the City of Memphis and Memphis Police Department. The COPS Office has made other technical assistance and training resources available to the Memphis Police Department, and looks forward to exploring those options with representatives of the city and police department. The COPS Office appreciates the leadership of MPD and the City of Memphis for requesting assistance from the Department of Justice and supports their efforts as they continue to move forward and advance community policing and strengthen relationships in their community.”

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