ERIC Number: ED177249
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Civic Crisis - Civic Challenge: Police-Community Relations in Memphis.
Doyle, Richmond; And Others
This report identifies and analyzes the problems that exist between the community and police in Memphis and offers recommendations toward their solution, focusing on a review of allegations of police misconduct. Major issues addressed include: (1) police policies and practices that affect relations with the community; (2) the Memphis community's perspective of police treatment of citizens, especially minority citizens; and (3) past efforts to improve police-community relations in Memphis, including the involvement of the Federal government. Evidence is presented to show that misconduct on the part of some Memphis police goes virtually unpunished by either police or city and local officials. Numerous recommendations for the improvement of police-community relations are directed toward the community at large as well as local and police officials. Recommendations are also made concerning the responsibility of the Federal government in preventing and combating the systematic denial of rights, including discrimination on the basis of race, in the administration of justice by local law enforcement officials. (Author/EB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Tennessee State Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights.
Identifiers: Tennessee (Memphis)