MPD’s Uniform Patrol Station SOP

MPD’s Uniform Patrol Station SOP

“THE PUBLIC’S DATA” by Fergus Nolan, blogging at Memphis Truth Commission, ©2020 (Jan. 19, 2020) — Recently we got documents from Memphis Police Department using “Authorization of Agency” as a search key, and we obtained an excerpt of MPD’s “Uniform Patrol Station Standard Operating Procedure”.    The extract was very helpful as it outlined the procedures […]

Authorization of Agency

Authorization of Agency

AN “ANTI-TRESPASS PROGRAM” WITH DEEP CONNECTIONS by Fergus Nolan, ©2919, blogging at MemphisTruth.org (Dec. 13, 2019) — Disclaimer:  The author, Fergus Nolan, has appeared in three Authorizations of Agency. The Broken Windows theory of crime, first proposed in 1982, led to zero tolerance policies in police departments, and legislative strategies like minimum sentencing and three […]

MPD Authorization of Agency Regulations

MPD Authorization of Agency Regulations

ARE THESE PROCESSES CONSTITUTIONAL? by Fergus Nolan, ©2019, blogging at MemphisTruth.org (Dec. 7, 2019) — Authorization of Agency (AoA) is a pair of processes at Memphis Police Department and the DA’s office, which are designed to circumvent provisions in the Tennessee criminal trespass law, TCA § 39-14-405.  AoA is designed to enhance public safety by […]

MemphisTruth.org: Maureen Spain Abused While Detained by MPD

MemphisTruth.org: Maureen Spain Abused While Detained by MPD

“POLITICAL HARASSMENT” by Sharon Rondeau (Nov. 5, 2019) — We were saddened to hear of the death, while in solitary confinement at the County Farm, of Thorne Peters, who seems destined for a potter’s field burial. Our new blog recounts an incident in August, where Maureen Spain was abused by police while cuffed and detained […]

Memphis, TN: Federal Lawsuit Filed Against Prosecutors, Police for False Arrests

Memphis, TN:  Federal Lawsuit Filed Against Prosecutors, Police for False Arrests

PLAINTIFFS CLAIM JUDGE PURSUED “PERSONAL VENDETTA” by Sharon Rondeau (Apr. 6, 2018) — On March 23, 2018, two former co-defendants from Shelby County, TN filed suit in federal court in response to their false arrest, detention and criminal charges based on altered evidence which they were able to prove. The lawsuit was filed at the U.S. […]