Memphis cop's work for tech firm questioned

21-year veteran helped develop the ‘SkyCop’ system — now he helps agencies around the country get the gear — and is rewarded with public scrutiny


By Marc Perrusquia
The Memphis Commercial Appeal

When the city of Memphis awarded a $2.1 million contract last year to buy high-tech gadgetry to detect stolen cars, police Lt. Ken Shackleford worked diligently on the project.

He assembled bid specifications, identified potential bidders and helped select the eventual winner.

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