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“