lawsuit filed against the city of Memphis, Mayor, and police director, citing cases of police brutality and deaths in custody
(Memphis) An activist organization has filed a lawsuit against the city of Memphis, Memphis mayor, and police director, citing a number of cases of police brutality and deaths in custody.
Most notably, they were triggered to file the suit after a police squad car with no lights or sirens crashed into a car on August 26, killing a woman, Deloris Epps, and a teenaged girl, Mackala Ross.
The officer driving that car is currently on paid leave, as the Tennessee Highway Patrol investigates the accident.
Minister Kennith Van Buren and Direct Action Inc. are the plaintiffs in the case.
Van Buren said the Epps family did not wish to comment on this case, since they are not involved. They have an attorney as well and have not yet filed a lawsuit.