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Memphis City leaders take a walk through Orange Mound in a show of unity

“We've got to do something about this crime, and we got to improve relationships," said Councilwoman Jamita Swearengen.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — City leaders were out in the community Saturday, working to build relationships between the people of Orange Mound and a Memphis Police force under new leadership.

Councilwoman Jamita Swearengen invited M-P-D Chief Cerelyn “CJ” Davis, along with the heads of fire, public works, and solid waste to come out and walk the streets. The goal was to show unity and a willingness to build a bond with the people of Memphis.

“We've got to do something about this crime, and we got to improve relationships. We got to improve these relationships. We're not your enemy officers and you're not ours, but we've got to come together. There's no I in teamwork,” said Swearengen.

The group walked more than a mile through the heart of Orange Mound.

COMMUNITY WALK WITH COUNCILWOMAN SWEARENGEN AND CHIEF CJ DAVIS There was a great turnout today at the community walk in Orange Mound. It's time for change. Working together, we can make a difference. #teamwork #MPDandcommunity #joinmpd #changiscoming

Posted by Memphis Police Department est.1827 on Saturday, July 24, 2021

The Memphis Police Department, City Council officials, community leaders and citizens of orange mound participated in a...

Posted by Memphis Police Department est.1827 on Saturday, July 24, 2021