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YOUR TURN: In support of the Memphis Police Director

A litmus test in the race for Memphis Mayor is the question of whether to retain the services Memphis Police Director Larry Godwin. Some candidates support Godwin, others want him out.

Our "Your Turn" commentator this week is Clint Walker and he writes in support of Director Godwin. In Walker's words:

Memphis Police Director Larry Godwin has done an exceptional job during his tenure. His job is not to make bad people good. His job is to arrest and jail criminals. Memphis has one on the highest murder rates, but the MPD has a great record on arrests and convictions. You may commit a violent crime on the streets of Memphis and you may run, but you will only go to jail tired. He polices his own with integrity, whether you are a recruit or a 20-year veteran. Larry Godwin will hold his officers accountable to the people they serve.  His obstacles are the current city council members.

That's Clint Walker's turn. Now it's your turn. To comment on this segment or anything else, email or call 800-465-1210.

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