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Memphis Police Department to Assess TACT Unit

Posted on: 12:46 pm, October 26, 2013, by , updated on: 08:18pm, October 26, 2013

(Memphis) The Memphis Police Department is performing an internal assessment of their Tact Unit.

The decision was made after the incident that happened on Tuesday, October 15, where two offers of the TACT Unit were shot during a barricade situation in the 1300 block of Worthington.

Officers Timothy Jackson and Paul Hutchison were shot by attempted murder suspect Aaron Dumas during the stand-off.

According to a statement issued by police spokesperson Sgt. Karen Rudolph, “the assessment is expected to take approximately two to three weeks, but at no time will the responsibility of responding to high risk situations be in jeopardy.”

During the assessment, the Shelby county Sheriff’s Office S.W.A.T. Team will respond to situations where it is deemed necessary for a tactical unit to be deployed.

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