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Lindsay Kee, 615-320-7142

August 4, 2022

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Steve Mulroy has been announced the apparent winner of the Shelby County district attorney race.

ACLU of Tennessee Interim Executive Director Lindsay Kee had this reaction:

“The results of the Shelby County district attorney election demonstrate that voters care about crucial civil liberties issues like who is being held in jail because they cannot afford bail, whether or not to charge police officers when they kill someone, prosecutorial transparency, and deprioritizing prosecution of people who assist those seeking an abortion. We look forward to working with our partners and supporters to hold Shelby County’s new district attorney accountable for protecting the rights of the people.”

ACLU-TN is a non-partisan organization that does not endorse or oppose candidates. In collaboration with partners in the Justice ’22 Campaign, ACLU-TN engaged in a robust voter education effort on the 2022 elections’ impact on the criminal legal system and the community. ACLU-TN educated voters through publication of a candidate questionnaire, website, digital ads, an op-ed, and social media.

Read more about how the candidates responded to the ACLU-TN questionnaire at:

Read more about the impact of Tennessee’s district attorneys