Judge rules Memphis police violated 1978 decree by spying on Black Lives Matter, other activists

A federal judge has ruled that the Memphis Police Department violated a 1978 consent decree by spying on members of Black Lives Matter and other protesters, the Memphis Commercial Appeal and other news organizations are reporting.

The 40-year-old agreement between the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee and the City of Memphis dictated that police officers are restricted in how they may investigate political activists. U.S. District Judge Jon McCalla ruled on Friday that the police...

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