Governor’s Inn declared a public nuisance over criminal activity, public complaints

Governor’s Inn declared a public nuisance over criminal activity, public complaints
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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - The Governor’s Inn in Mt. Moriah is closed after being declared a public nuisance because of complaints about crime at the hotel.

According to the Memphis Police Department, officers responded to 57 calls at the Governor’s Inn between March 2017 and September 2018, including robberies, rape, prostitution, drug overdose deaths and aggravated assaults. MPD arrested 20 people on or near the property during those investigations.

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Police have received public complaints about the Governor’s Inn and presented an investigation to the Shelby County Attorney General’s Office in January, which resulted in a public nuisance declaration.

The property owner and manager are prohibited from doing business until a court hearing Feb. 19.

This is the second time the Governor’s Inn has been closed under similar circumstances. MPD shut down the hotel in May 2014 for complaints about robberies, drug sales, aggravated assaults and thefts.

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