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3 Fatal Shootings by Police Justified
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3 Fatal Shootings by Police Justified

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Police officers involved in three fatal shooting incidents in Memphis won't face criminal charges, the top prosecutor in Tennessee’s most populous county said.Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich said the shootings of fleeing felons last year were justified. The decisions were based on evidence, facts and statements in reports compiled by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. A review team that included Weirich then examined the reports, Weirich said in a news release.In August 2021, a suspect in a narcotics investigation struck a Shelby County sheriff's lieutenant with his car. The officer fired two shots, one of which hit the suspect in the chest. A stolen pistol, marijuana, cocaine and fentanyl were found inside the car and the suspect had $1,900 in his ...
Meeting Set to Discuss Memphis Medical Sterilizing Plant
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Meeting Set to Discuss Memphis Medical Sterilizing Plant

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The health department in Memphis plans to hold a community meeting to discuss a medical equipment sterilizing plant that used a chemical whose emissions could cause health risks, officials said.The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday that 23 commercial sterilizers in 13 states and Puerto Rico have used ethylene oxide. EPA said ethylene oxide emissions could pose an elevated risk of cancer and other ailments.One of the facilities, Sterilization Services of Tennessee, is located in south Memphis. The Shelby County Health Department will hold a meeting Sept. 8 to discuss results of the EPA’s sampling of air around the location.The facility has operated since 1976. The county health department's air program has permitted the facility since 1985, officia...