The City of Memphis appears to be in direct violation of the TN open records Law. Soooo...do they change their policies to conform to the State Law? NOOOO, you change State law to conform to Memphis.
Jefferson told the committee of Memphis city government policies that differ from most local governments.
First, all requests for public records other than police reports must be made in writing to his city attorney's office. And second, his office routinely blocks what it says is "personal" e-mail from public access, despite their production and storage in city-owned computers.