Nearly 400 arrested people in MPD organized crime investigation

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) – The Memphis Police Department says the city is much safer thanks to two high level operations focusing on violence and drugs.

“This was a major operation. I think this sends a message that this is not going to be tolerated by MPD, the district attorneys office or any other law enforcement agencies in Shelby County,” Shelby County Assistant District Attorney Reggie Henderson said.

At Monday’s press conference, Memphis Police Director Mike Rallings was flanked on both sides by tables covered in illegal guns seized off the streets.

“These firearms will be checked to see if they are connected to any other crimes,” Ralling said.