Memphis Bar Association to host deep dive into Darrius Stewart police shooting case

The Memphis Bar Association is hosting “Covering Police-Involved Shootings: A Deep Dive into the Darrius Stewart Case” on Sept. 28 as part of a daylong program bringing together journalists, lawyers Continue Reading

CA: Indefinite holding of police body-cam video would destroy purpose of having the cameras

The Commercial Appeal makes the point in an editorial over the weekend that a proposed policy to keep body cam video confidential until after an investigation into a police-involved shooting Continue Reading

TCOG Board elects Memphis attorney Lucian Pera as new president, names executive committee

Memphis attorney Lucian Pera has been named as the new President of the Tennessee Coalition for Open Government, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that seeks to improve citizen access to public Continue Reading

Memphis presents policy to deny access to body cam video, moves forward with purchase

The Commercial Appeal reports today that the city of Memphis is moving ahead with a multimillion-dollar plan to equip its police officers with body cams, but also presented a policy Continue Reading

TBA urges change in proposed rules for media coverage in courtrooms

The Tennessee Bar Association applauded the Tennessee Supreme Court’s initiative to update its rules on media coverage in courtrooms in comments filed Thursday, but suggested changes to the court’s proposal Continue Reading