Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Arrest injures man, 81

Arm broken at home; police probe incident

The Commercial Appeal, May 24, 2006
By Yolanda Jones

David Bland, 81, sat in his hospital bed at the Regional Medical Center at Memphis Tuesday cupping his shattered right wrist.

Bland's arm was broken last Friday while he was being arrested by three Memphis police officers in his apartment in the Memphis Towers at 1081 Court.

Police officials said the incident is being investigated by Internal Affairs.

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Saturday, May 6, 2006

Brooks to exit House post

Legislator seeks County Commission seat

The Commercial Appeal, May 6, 2006
By Richard Locker

NASHVILLE - State Rep. Henri Brooks, who won the Democratic nomination to a Shelby County Commission seat, said she will leave her state House post at the end of her term in November.

State law apparently does not prohibit members from serving on both county and state legislative bodies but she said she will not attempt to hold both seats.

Brooks won the Democratic nomination Tuesday for the County Commission's District 2, Position 2 seat. She faces Republican Novella Smith Arnold in the Aug. 3 county general election but the South Memphis district is heavily Democratic.

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