After a failed investigation, the Memphis police chief who oversaw the five policemen who fatally beat and tasered driver Tyre Nichols was let go from a previous position as a police officer.
In 2021, Cerelyn “CJ” Davis was appointed as Memphis’ first female police chief. She is now making headlines throughout the world after Tyre Nichols was viciously beaten by five officers.
According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, she was fired from the Atlanta Police Department in 2008 for her suspected involvement in a sex offences investigation involving the husband of an Atlanta Police Sergeant.
Following the police department’s discovery of images showing Terrill Marion Crane with underage girls, two detectives claim that Davis instructed them not to look into the case involving Terrill Marion Crane, the husband of sergeant Tonya Crane.
Terrill Crane was eventually charged with child pornography by a federal grand jury. According to the publication, he admitted guilt to one count of child pornography in 2009.
After Atlanta police failed to act in the case and the city’s subsequent investigation pointed to Davis as the cause, an indictment was brought. Before being removed from the 2008-joined service, Davis was reduced from major to lieutenant.