- Associated Press - Monday, June 20, 2016

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Memphis officials have asked for a postponement of their request to move a statue of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest.

The Memphis City Council’s attorney, Allan Wade, sent an email Monday to Tennessee Historical Commission Executive Director Patrick McIntyre asking for the delay. The Commercial Appeal (https://bit.ly/28JLtGg ) reports the email cited the city’s involvement in a pending case that may not be finished by Friday.

The commission was scheduled to hear the request on Friday.

McIntyre said the city’s application didn’t include a possible new location for the statue if the request to move it from Health Sciences Park is granted.

The City Council voted in August to remove the statue in the wake of a racially motivated shooting in South Carolina.


Information from: The Commercial Appeal, https://www.commercialappeal.com

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