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June 22, 2019

Southaven, officers sued in Lopez shooting case

“It may still be about two years before some resolution comes to the issue, but the family of a slain Southaven man mistakenly shot and killed by two police officers has brought their case to a federal court.” (Read More)

Bob Bakken / DeSoto Times-Tribune

June 20, 2019

$20-million lawsuit: “This is the worst case of a police shooting that I’m aware” says attorney for family of Ismael Lopez

“The family of the man shot and killed by Southaven Police two years ago is now suing the city. Ismael Lopez was killed when officers served a warrant at the wrong home.” (Read More)

Jeni Diprizio / / 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting Inc.

June 20, 2019

$20-million wrongful death lawsuit filed against Southaven and police by family of Ismael Lopez

“The family of Ismael Lopez has filed a $20-million wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Southaven, the chief of Southaven Police, and the officers involved in Lopez’s death.” (Read More)

2019 Nexstar Broadcasting Inc.

June 20, 2019

Family of Ismael Lopez files federal lawsuit against Southaven

“The widow of Ismael Lopez has filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Southaven, Southaven Police Department and its officers.” (Read More)

WMC Action News 5

June 20, 2019

Family of man shot, killed by police sue city of Southaven, officers

“The family of Ismael Lopez, the man that was shot and killed by police nearly two years ago, has filed a lawsuit against the city of Southaven, the police chief and the two officers involved in his death.” (Read More)

Eryn Taylor and Jessica Gertler | WREG News Channel 3

May 4, 2019

‘I’m finna go turn up’: BlocBoy JB released from jail, performs at BSMF hours later

“Memphis rap star BlockBoy JB performed at Beale Street Music Festival Friday night, despite being arrested that morning on several criminal charges. He was released from jail around 4:45 p.m. Friday.” (Read More)

2019 Cox Media Group

May 3, 2019

Memphis Rapper BlocBoy JB Arrested Again on Gun, Drug Charges

“Memphis rapper BlocBoy JB (real boy James Baker) was arrested on gun and drug charges for the second time in three months, Memphis, Tennessee Fox affiliate WHBQ reports.” (Read More)

Jon Blistein / 2019 Rolling Stone, LLC

Apr. 30, 2019

Group of veterans taking legal action against company that issued ‘defective’ ear plugs to soldiers

“A group of veterans who now suffer from hearing loss and other hearing disabilities are working to take legal action against the company that made defective ear plugs they used in battle.” (Read More)

Jeremy Pierre / FOX 13 / Cox Media Group

Apr. 4, 2019

Southaven doctor indicted on sexual battery charges

“A Desoto County grand jury has indicted a Southaven doctor on numerous charges of sexually assaulting patients.” (Read More)

Eryn Taylor / WREG News Channel 3

Apr. 3, 2019

Attorneys: More victims to come forward against gynecologist accused of sexual assault

“A press conference was held Wednesday regarding a Mid-South obstetrician-gynecologist accused of sexually assaulting his patients.” (Read More)

WMC Action News 5

Mar. 28, 2019

Local I-Team: Lawsuit Filed Over Blue Suede Brigade In Downtown Memphis

A federal class action lawsuit claims parking tickets written in downtown Memphis by the “Blue Suede Brigade” are illegal. (Read More)

Jeni Diprizio / / Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.

Mar. 25, 2019

Eight MPD officers disciplined, impound lot employee fired following investigation of body found in van

“Eight Memphis police officers have been disciplined and a city impound lot employee fired following an internal investigation into why a man’s body was not found in the back of a van for 49 days.” (Read More)

Daily Memphian

Mar. 23, 2019

Memphis Police Director Michael Rallings says mistakes were made in body in van investigation

“Memphis Police Director Michael Rallings says mistakes were made in body in van investigation.” (Read More)

Siobhan Riley / FOX 13 / Cox Media Group

Mar. 22, 2019

Memphis police disciplines officers after man found in back of van after weeks in MPD impound lot

“Days after an exclusive report by FOX13’s Greg Coy, the Memphis Police Department released detailed information regarding the discipline for nine officers. The disclipine is related to the case of a man who was found dead in the back of a van in the MPD impound lot for 49 days.” (Read More)

Greg Coy / FOX 13 / Cox Media Group

Mar. 22, 2019

MPD officers disciplined, third suspect sought in case of body found in impound lot

“Eight officers and a civilian worker were disciplined following the investigation into a body that was found in a police impound lot in December 2017, and another suspect in the man’s death is still at-large, Memphis Police Director Michael Rallings said Friday.” (Read More)

Mitchell Koch and Luke Jones / WREG News Channel 3

Feb. 28, 2019

BlocBoy JB’s attorney ‘confident’ charges will be dismissed against Memphis rapper

“Memphis rapper BlocBoy JB was arrested Thursday on theft, marijuana and a gun charge and turned himself in, accompanied by legal counsel, to a judge.” (Read More)

Memphis Commercial Appeal

Feb. 28, 2019

Rapper BlocBoy JB released on bond

“Memphis rapper BlocBoy JB waJames Baker, also known as BlocBoy JB, posted a $50,000 bond Thursday.” (Read More)

WMC Action News 5

Feb. 15, 2019

Tugboat had previous problems before sinking, attorney says

“The National Transportation Safety Board has released new details about the final moments on board a tugboat that sank in the Mississippi River.” (Read More)

WMC Action News 5

Feb. 15, 2019

NTSB report details what caused tow boat to sink in Mississippi River, killing 2 people

“A report detailed new information about a tow boat that sank in the Mississippi River in 2017, killing a man and his step-son.” (Read More)

Jeremy Pierre / FOX 13 / Cox Media Group

Feb. 7, 2019

Attorney for Ismael Lopez family says MBI report contradicts police statements

“The attorney for the family of Ismael Lopez has released findings from a report by the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation.” (Read More)

WMC Action News 5

Feb. 2, 2019

More than 100 U.S. veterans suing company that issued ‘defective’ ear plugs to soldiers

“A local army veteran wants to hold a company responsible for giving members of the U.S. Army “defective” ear plugs to use in battle.” (Read More)

Jeremy Pierre / FOX 13 / Cox Media Group

Dec. 12, 2018

Former MPD officer’s cases under review after federal indictment

“The Shelby County District Attorney’s office and other criminal defense attorneys are now reviewing every investigation former Memphis police officer Sam Blue touched.” (Read More)

Jessica Gertler WREG News Channel 3

Oct. 11, 2018

Lawsuit filed against city, police after man’s body was left in van for 49 days

“Attorneys representing the family of the man whose body was left in a van for seven weeks at the Memphis Police Department impound lot have filed a wrongful-death and negligence lawsuit against the city of Memphis and police director Michael Rallings.” (Read More)

Daily Memphian

Sept. 12, 2018

Officers at Wrong Address ID’d in Fatal Shooting of Man

“A recently released autopsy report says a man was shot in the back of his head and killed when two Mississippi police officers entered the wrong home last year.” (Read More)

The Associated Press

Aug. 10, 2018

ACLU wins favorable ruling from judge in advance of Memphis police spying trial

“A federal judge has ruled the city of Memphis gathered “political intelligence” against activists, delivering a win for the ACLU of Tennessee in advance of an upcoming trial on police spying.” (Read More)

Memphis Commercial Appeal

Jul. 26, 2018

Ismael Lopez case: Family’s lawyer says prosecutor could have obtained indictment if he wanted

“A lawyer for the family of Ismael Lopez, the man shot at his home last year, Thursday cited the old saying that a prosecutor can indict a ham sandwich.” (Read More)

Daniel Connoly / Memphis Commercial Appeal

Jul. 2, 2018

At least 19 Memphis officers involved in the investigation after man’s body left in van

“At least 19 Memphis police officers took part in the investigation of a man’s body left in a van for seven weeks, but the matter remains unclear how many actually were on the scene at the time and failed to discover the body.”  (Read More)

Memphis Commercial Appeal

Jun. 4, 2018

Officer will not be charged in deadly shooting that shut down I-40

“The West Memphis Police officer who shot and killed a man who led police on an interstate chase will not be charged.”  (Read More)

WMC Action News 5

Jun. 4, 2018

Man left for 49 days in impound lot could’ve survived with medical attention, attorney say

“Autopsy results are in for the man who was left to die in a Memphis Police Department impound lot.”  (Read More)

WMC Action News 5

Apr. 23, 2018

Cops Kill DREAMer’s Father After Hitting the Wrong House

“Ismael Lopez was killed by police who came to his home in the middle of the night looking for an alleged domestic abuser who actually lived across the street. Nearly a year later, the authorities continue to shield the identities of the cops who killed him and won’t allow for a public accounting of the many mishaps that led to Lopez’s needless death.”  (Read More)

Anthony Fisher / The Daily Beast Company

Oct. 13, 2017

Evicted family sues mobile home park for racial discrimination

“A Lakeland mobile home park is coming under fire, accused of discriminating against Hispanic families.”  (Read More)

Nina Harrelson / WREG News Channel 3

Sept. 11, 2017

Lawsuit alleges Shelby Co. owned strip club, failed to close it under nuisance order

“A lawsuit, expected to be filed in Shelby County Circuit Court Wednesday, will allege the county owned a troubled strip club in defiance of its own order to shut it down.”  (Read More)

Andy Wise / WMC Action News 5

Jul. 28, 2017

Lawyer: Police shot Ismael Lopez in back of the head

“An attorney for the family of Ismael Lopez, the auto mechanic fatally shot by police in Southaven, says he was killed by a single gunshot to the back of the head.”  (Read More)

Daniel Connolly / Commercial Appeal / USA TODAY NETWORK

Jul. 27, 2017

Mississippi cops went to the wrong house and killed an innocent man. A grand jury just refused to indict them.

“After just over a year, we finally have some news about the death of Ismael Lopez. Last year, police in Southaven, Mississippi, mistakenly went to Lopez’s home in search of a man wanted on a domestic violence warrant. They had gone to the wrong house.”  (Read More)

Radley Balko / The Washington Post

Mar. 31, 2016

Officer in Darrius Stewart shooting case retires with disability pay from city

“Memphis Police officer Connor Schilling, who shot and killed 19-year-old Darrius Stewart last year, will retire Friday with line-of-duty disability payments, putting a hold on an in-house investigation despite an ongoing review of the case by the Department of Justice.”  (Read More)

Ryan Poe of The Commercial Appeal

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