Department of Justice to do comprehensive review of MPD

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WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice will conduct a comprehensive review of the Memphis Police Department.

A news conference will be held Wednesday morning to make the official announcement.

You can watch that news conference on and our Facebook page.

The DOJ has worked with several cities around the country to reform policies and procedures used by the department.

Community policing efforts will also be reviewed.

Several community activists and legislators have voiced their desire for a DOJ review.