The U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday it will examine community policing and use of force as part of a federal review of the Memphis Police Department.
The "comprehensive review" was requested by Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland and Police Director Michael Rallings, USA Today reports.
"We welcome this review," Rallings said. "We volunteered to do this to help make our department and community stronger."
The two-year review of the department will be conducted by Justice Department’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, which promotes strengthening police ties with communities.