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Mike Williams addresses the MPD’s recent expenditure on a recruitment PR campaign. Read the full story here. – Fox Memphis ( March 31, 2016)

The city budget is currently under review and the Police Association urges city council to reconsider benefits. Read more here. – Local Memphis (March 31, 2016)

Memphis Police Association president Mike Williams makes a statement about the recent shootings involving two mental health patients. Read more here. – Local Memphis (March 25, 2016)

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland’s administration considers cutting the costs of employee residency requirements and creating private health care exchange in order to recruit new police officers and firefighters. Read more here. – The Commercial Appeal (March 24, 2016)

A recent study shows that the current salary of the employees of the Memphis Police Department falls short of their peers. Read the full story here. – The Commercial Appeal (March 9, 2016)

The Memphis Police Association discusses crime and MPD recruitment. Read the full story here. – Local Memphis (March 9, 2016)

Mayor elect Jim Strickland meets with the Memphis Police Association to discuss growing concerns. Read the full story here. – Local Memphis (March 8, 2016)

East Memphis neighborhoods purchase SkyCop cameras. Read the full story here. – Fox Memphis (February 27, 2016)

Citizens comment on the rumored mass exodus of MPD officers due to pension cuts. Read the full story here. – Fox Memphis (February 27, 2016)

City Councilwoman Janis Fullilove speaks out about her fear of a mass exodus of MPD officers. Read the full story here. – Local Memphis (February 23, 2016)

The Memphis Police Department will launch ad campaign to bring more officers to Memphis. Read the full story here. – Local Memphis (February 18, 2016)

Memphis faces a current shortage of around 400 officers. Interim director Mike Rallings asks Memphians to step up and help bring quality candidates to Memphis. Read the full story here. – Fox Memphis (February 17, 2016)

Shortage of officers in the Memphis Police Department lead to an increase in crime. Read the full story here. – Local Memphis (February 10, 2016)

The shortage in Memphis police officers leads to an increase in overtime and risks the safety of officers and citizens. Read the full story here. – Fox Memphis ( February 2, 2016)

The amount fire and police personnel suffering from PTSD is on the rise in Memphis. Read the full story here. – Local Memphis ( February 2, 2016)

Police – involved shooting causes questions to arise over body cameras for the MPD. Read the full story here. – Fox Memphis (January 28, 2016)

Police officers involved in shooting. Body cameras still on hold. Read the full story here. – Local Memphis (January 28, 2016)

Shortage of police officers at the MPD causes a revival to the Police Service Technicians Program (PSA). Read the full story here. – Local Memphis (January 25, 2016)

The Memphis Police Department faces new obstacles as top leaders depart. Read the full story here. – The Commercial Appeal (January 8, 2016)

Mike Williams speaks to the challenges the department faces as Director Toney Armstrong departs and the MPD faces a decline in officers. Read the full story here. – Local Memphis (January 8, 2016)

Mike Williams addresses the concerns about the state of the morale of the  MPD  after the news of the departure of Toney Armstrong. Read the full story here. – Fox Memphis (January 7 , 2016)

Memphis Police Association President Mike Williams reacts to the release of Darrius Stewart TBI File – WMC-TV (December 15, 2015)

Dillard’s Hero Appreciation Day (Dec. 2 – 3, 2015)

MPD officers caught in an act of kindness – WMC (November 18, 2015)

City Unions file lawsuit over pensions – Local Memphis (November 12, 2015)

Police, firefighter unions file lawsuit to protect pensions – Fox News 6 (November 12, 2015)

Five city unions go to court over pension changes – Memphis Daily News (November 12, 2015)

Memphis Police Association Charitable Foundation Hearts of Giving Toy Drive (November 21 & 28, 2015)

Unions plan to sue the city to block public pension changes – Commercial Appeal

( November 11, 2015 )

Questions Remain About Effectiveness of CLERB Ordinance – Memphis Daily News (November 5, 2015 )

City Council Approves Civilian Law Enforcement Review Board – Fox Memphis (November 3, 2015)

Push To Bring Back MPD Benefits – Local Memphis (October 27, 2015)

MPA Starts Campaign To Get State Leaders To Look At City Budget – Local Memphis (October 14, 2015)

Officer Sean Bolton laid to rest – My Fox Memphis (August 6, 2015)

Funeral arrangements and Sea of Blue set for Officer Sean Bolton – My Fox Memphis ( August 3, 2015)

Bolton family dealing with loss of Sean, father – My Fox Alabama ( August 4, 2015)

Friends: Slain Memphis police officer was strong, but avoided confrontation – The Associated Press ( August 5, 2015)

One week later, Darrius Stewart shooting frames larger debate – Memphis Daily News ( July 22, 2015)

Williams to leave police union during mayoral campaign – Commercial Appeal ( July 22, 2015 )

As Ferguson Names New Black Police Chief, African – American Law Enforcement Officials Increasing Slowly Amid Tensions In Communities of Color – International Business Journal ( July 22, 2015)

City Council Live Coverage: Measure to freeze DROP participation delayed – Commercial Appeal ( July 21, 2015)

Darrius Stewart killed in police custody, family says it’s a case of mistaken identity – The Grio (July 21, 2015)

Man killed in police custody, family begs for answers – WMC TV (July 20, 2015)

Civilian Review Board Debate Flares Before City Council Delay – Memphis Daily News ( July 9, 2015)

Memphis Ends Budget Season, But the Arguments Aren’t Over – Memphis Daily News (June 25, 2015)

Memphis City Council passes budget, adds raise for city employees – Memphis Business Journal (June 24, 2015)

City Employees Consider Next Step Following Council Decision – Local Memphis ( June 24, 2015)

Memphis 2016 budget includes raises for fire, police – Washington Times ( June 24, 2015)

Memphis Unions File Lawsuit Against City (July 11, 2011):

1. Media Advisory

2. Essica Littlejohn Speech

3. News Release