Memphis DA says some fellow progressive prosecutors ‘tarnished the brand,’ learned lessons from their mistakes

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Some progressive district attorneys “may have tarnished the brand,” Memphis’ new top prosecutor told Fox News, noting that he’s taken lessons from their mistakes.

Shelby County District Attorney Steve Mulroy was sworn in on Aug. 31, making him the first Democrat to hold the position in decades. He campaigned on a progressive agenda, vowing to prioritize violent crime, fix the “broken bail system,” implement restorative justice and expand Juvenile Court jurisdiction to age 25, among other policies. 

“I think that there have been a few high profile reform DAs or progressive DAs that have gotten into trouble that may have tarnished the brand for your viewers,” Shelby County District Attorney Steve Mulroy told Fox News. “I want them to know that me and a lot of other people who consider themselves reform DAs also think that violent crime needs to be punished severely.”

“We also think that quality of life matters and that crime matters,” Mulroy continued. “We just think that there’s a better way of doing it.”

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