Steve Mulroy (Shelby County DA) Wiki, Age, Wife, Salary, Family, Bio, Net Worth, Political Party

Steve Mulroy Biography – Steve Mulroy Wiki

Steve Mulroy is the District Attorney for Shelby County, Tennessee. He was elected DA in August 2022. He oversees a total staff of 238, including more than 110 prosecutors.

Mulroy attended Cornell University, graduating with Distinction in All Subjects, then attended William & Mary Law School, where he graduated Order of the Coif.

In the 1990s he served in the U.S. Justice Department in Washington, D.C., first as a civil rights litigator and later as a federal prosecutor. In 2000, he became a law professor at the University of Memphis, where for 22 years he taught and published in the areas of Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Constitutional Law, and Civil Rights. During that time he also engaged in pro bono criminal and civil rights litigation in numerous cases at the trial and appellate level in state and federal court. At the time of his election as DA, he was the Bredesen Professor of Law. Shortly after being sworn in as DA, he became an Emeritus Professor.

Mulroy was elected in 2006 to the Shelby County Commission, where he served for 8 years. While on the County Commission, Mulroy drafted Shelby County’s first ethics, living wage, animal welfare, and “cash for tires” ordinances, as well as the first-ever legislation at any level in Tennessee barring LGBT discrimination. He successfully pushed for substantial increases in county funding for homelessness and pre-K education, and an end to the illegal practice of “48-hour holds” of suspects without probable cause. During the body’s 2011 redistricting, he led the successful effort to switch from large 3-Commissioner multimember districts to neighborhood-based single-member districts, arguing, among other things, that the latter led to more competitive elections.

Mulroy is the author of Rethinking US election law: Unskewing the System, as well as dozens of scholarly articles on criminal law and civil rights. He’s published articles in such national publications as SLATE, NEWSWEEK, THE NEW REPUBLIC, SALON, THE HILL, and the HUFFINGTON POST. He’s been a legal commentator for MSNBC, Fox News, and CNN, and has testified before Congress and the U.S. Civil Rights Commission.

Steve Mulroy Age

Mulroy was born on April 9, 1964, in New York City, New York, U.S.

Steve Mulroy Wife

Shelby County District Attorney Steve Mulroy is married to his wife Amy Birkimer. They have been married since 1991.

Steve Mulroy Tyre Nichols

On Jan. 26, District Attorney Steven J. Mulroy announced that a grand jury had handed down indictments on charges of second-degree murder, aggravated assault, aggravated kidnapping, official misconduct and official oppression against all five former Memphis police over the death of Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man who was pulled over by police on January 7, 2023.

Those former MPD officers are Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Emmit Martin III, Desmond Mills Jr. and Justin Smith. Haley and Martin are in jail on a $350,000 bond. Smith, Mills and Bean were booked on a $250,000 bond. Mills and Smith are now free on bond.

All five are charged with: official misconduct thru unauthorized exercise of official power, official misconduct thru failure to perform a duty imposed by law, official oppression, second-degree murder, aggravated assault – act in concert, aggravated kidnapping causing bodily injury, and aggravated kidnapping while possessing a weapon.

Steve Mulroy Political Party

Shelby County District Attorney Steve Mulroy is a member of the Democratic party.