Memphis Police SCORPION Unit Under Fire
27 Jan 2023
On Friday, Clay & Buck broke down the story of the five black Memphis police officers charged with murdering Tyre Nichols and took calls from listeners on the ground. The story continued to evolve, with the final news being fresh scrutiny of the Memphis Police Department’s anti-violence unit launched last year.
Assistant Chief Jones and Deputy Chief Hardy addressed the media concerning the SCORPION Unit. pic.twitter.com/44xbMVpqLm
— Memphis Police Dept (@MEM_PoliceDept) November 15, 2021
Memphis Police Department launches SCORPION Unit to fight violent crime
— Action News 5 (@WMCActionNews5) November 16, 2021
#ICYMI | @MEM_PoliceDept rolled out a new unit called the SCORPION Unit. Police call it a proactive focus on crime. A family whose 17-year-old son was killed in August in North Memphis talked to me about what they think of the program: https://t.co/nTnmQyOw9F
— Kelly Roberts (@KellyRobNews) November 16, 2021
It’s called SCORPION: Street Crimes Operation to Restore Peace in Our Neighborhoods. Officers from the unit were were among those who allegedly beat Nichols to death after a traffic stop on January 7th.
Memphis’ specialized police unit known as Scorpion, which was launched to combat a rise in homicides, is under scrutiny after Tyre Nichols’ death. https://t.co/NF0zV9m9v7
— NBC News (@NBCNews) January 27, 2023
The killing of Tyre Nichols has brought scrutiny to the Memphis police department’s Scorpion unit, which was a new anti-violence unit launched in late 2021https://t.co/JzYYAmsMiu
— NBC New York (@NBCNewYork) January 27, 2023
A CAUTIONARY TALE: City of Memphis murder rate was soaring & residents clamored for ACTION when the @MEM_PoliceDept announced a new ANTI-VIOLENCE UNIT with a FEARSOME NAME— SCORPION UNIT was launched.
— Notorious VOG (@NotoriousVOG) January 27, 2023
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