Memphis leaders help to clean up Berclair neighborhood

Memphis leaders help to clean up Berclair neighborhood
Published: Sep. 24, 2022 at 6:46 PM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Memphis leaders, police and community organizations helped clean up the Berclair neighborhood with a community walk.

“A lot of the issues in the community sort of cross police and cross code enforcement and cross the health department, so this is a good opportunity for us to be out here and just see myriad of problems and concerns our community members have,” said Memphis Police Chief CJ Davis.

Berclair neighborhood watch leaders say the biggest problem is homelessness, drugs and crime.

Many others say people are desperate, living in vacant homes and at the abandoned cemetery.

“And maybe finding a solution to the homeless problem and figuring out what we can do as a community, a nation because it’s everywhere it’s sad,” aaid the chairman of the neighborhood watch.

“Whether it’s a police issue or something else that’s plaguing our community, pick up the telephone, because, you know, broken windows attract other kinds of problems trash attracts other kinds of problems, so we just ask everybody to just be engaged,” said Davis.

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