MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Federal Bureau of Investigation has confirmed to ABC24 that agents searched a home associated with the Ford family Thursday morning.
FBI Spokesperson Joel Siskovic confirmed the FBI served a search warrant around 6 a.m. Thursday, May 25, 2023, at the home at 917 Summer Shade Lane in Whitehaven.
The Shelby County Property Assessor shows the property is owned by District 6 Memphis City Councilman Edmund Ford Sr. and his wife Myna. The Shelby County Election Commission also lists the address as that of Ford Sr.
The same address is listed on campaign financial documents for Shelby County Commissioner Edmund Ford Jr. In a statement from Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris' office, they said the warrant was served on Commissioner Ford.
The FBI would not say what they were looking for or what the search warrant covered.
Kelly Roberts, Communications Specialist for Mayor Harris, sent this statement: “Mayor Harris had no prior knowledge of the search warrant served on Commissioner Ford. However, everyone, including Mr. Ford, is entitled to the presumption of innocence. Also, I would like to note that the Mayor has been working for some time to advance a series of local reforms and breathe new life into the County’s Ethics Ordinance. Getting serious about these efforts seems more important now than ever. Additional details, if any, about this current investigation will have to come from the investigating agencies.”