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 December 23, 2010  Posted by  Court, Surveillance

Marc Perrusquia reports:

Thirty-two years after a federal consent decree banned political surveillance at the Memphis Police Department, the agency has incorporated the order’s requirements into its policy and procedure manual.

Police Director Larry Godwin distributed a memo Monday to all personnel advising them of the new policy forbidding political surveillance — the collection of data involving any person’s beliefs, opinions, associations or other First Amendment rights.

Read more in The Commercial Appeal.

“new policy?” I think The Crime Reporter headline on this says it best: “32 Years Late, Memphis Officially Bans Political Surveillance

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