Crimes lurk in Memphis Police Department memos; 79,000 incident notes left unofficial, unfiled

Memphis Police Department officials believe thousands of crimes over a five-year period were described in “memos” but never included in official crime statistics.

Police Director Toney Armstrong, who was appointed director in April 2011, said Tuesday that MPD officials discovered 79,000 memos written by officers from January 2006 through July 2011, many of which could have been criminal reports or investigations.

http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2012/jan/25/crimes-lurk-in-police-memos/

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One Response to “Crimes lurk in Memphis Police Department memos; 79,000 incident notes left unofficial, unfiled”

  1. Those “unreported” crimes were memos because sometimes there is not enough info to actually file a police report. Several memos have had to be taken when a citizen insists on a police report, for things like LOST purses, grab-assing between kids at school, and alleged crimes that happened several years ago. I know of a memo where a guy said his good silverware was stolen, but the last time he could remember seeing it was FIVE years ago—-hence-a memo

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