Memphis city councilman doesn’t want MPD security

Two Memphis city councilors don’t want the Memphis Police Department providing security for former President Donald Trump at his scheduled June 18 event in Southaven.

JB Smiley, Jr. and Martavius ​​Jones, two nonpartisan Democratic city council members, issued a press release on Wednesday saying the two planned to introduce a resolution urging the MPD not to provide security for Trump.

“As we know, the Memphis Police Department is already experiencing a shortage of officers to patrol our communities. I don’t think this is a prudent use of police manpower and Memphis taxpayer dollars to escort the ‘former president at an event in Mississippi,’ Smiley said in a statement.

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