MPD no longer at ‘level 3’ after marshal shooting, protest last week

A police cruiser had a smashed window amid the protests.
A police cruiser had a smashed window amid the protests.(WMC Action News 5)
Published: Jun. 17, 2019 at 5:08 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 17, 2019 at 5:11 PM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A spokesperson for the Memphis Police Department says the department is back to regular operations after last week’s violence following the shooting of a wanted suspect.

On Wednesday evening, a U.S. marshal task force shot and killed 20-year-old Brandon Webber in the Frayser area, prompting a violent protest that ended with injuries to three dozen law enforcement officers and damage to more than a dozen of their vehicles.

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The department moved to a “level 3″ the following day, meaning all officers would work without days off and would ride two to a patrol car.

An MPD spokesperson confirmed Monday they are back to “level 1″ and operating as usual.

Webber was a suspect in a robbery and shooting in DeSoto County earlier this month. Authorities say Webber test drove a man’s car, then shot him five times and took off in the car, which he was reportedly driving when marshals found him last week.

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