Before Tyre Nichols Killing, Memphis Police Chief Had Shocking Record at Another Department
Memphis Police Chief Cerelyn “C.J.” Davis, who moved quickly to fire five officers over their roles in the fatal beating of Tyre Nichols, had been fired from the Atlanta Police Department over allegations that she protected the husband of a police sergeant from being arrested.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Davis was accused by two Atlanta police detectives of telling them to veer off of any investigation of Terrill Marion “T.C.” Crane, who was the husband of Atlanta police sergeant Tonya Crane. Crane was a co-worker of Davis.
A 2009 Justice Department release announcing Crane pleaded guilty to a charge of producing child pornography stated, “This defendant sexually exploited numerous young girls, and that unforgivable criminal co …