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Number of Memphis PD Officers Out Sick Falls to 499

July 10, 2014
The number of Memphis police officers out on sick leave continues to decline. The number fell to 499 Thursday afternoon, down from a high of 557 on Tuesday.

550 Memphis Police Officers Call in Sick

July 8, 2014
Tuesday morning nearly 25 percent of the 2,218 officers employed by the Memphis Police Department were reportedly at home, participating in a work stoppage known as the Blue Flu.

430 Memphis Officers Have Called in Sick This Month

July 7, 2014
Since June 30, 430 Memphis police officers have called in sick, a number that has grown by more than 100 since Sunday.

Video: "Blue Flu" Allegedly Hits Memphis Police

July 6, 2014
Memphis (Tenn.) Police are reporting that 181 officers have called in sick over the past week, allegedly in response to sweeping benefits cuts.

Video: Citizen Aids Memphis Officer During Gun Grab Attack

May 5, 2014
A Memphis Officer was attacked on Saturday. The suspect was arrested after a citizen came to the aid of the officer.

Video: Memphis Officers Wounded in Fiery Barricade Incident

October 16, 2013
Two Memphis Police TACT officers were shot yesterday in an incident that began with an attempt to serve a warrant on a suspect who was wanted for attempted murder. The suspect was found dead inside a house following a barricade incident.

Video: Memphis Officers Wounded in Fiery Barricade Incident

October 16, 2013

Officials say two Memphis officers were wounded by a wanted man, triggering a barricade incident. Read Full Story Here.

Memphis Cop Fired for Fatal Crash

February 20, 2013
Alex Beard, 23, was fired Monday following a probe by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. He was charged with failing to adhere to regulations regarding responding to calls, personal conduct and motor-vehicle damage.

Memphis Top Cop: Officers Relieved of Duty After Threats

February 12, 2013
Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong on Friday said two officers assigned to a Hickory Hill precinct were relieved of duty because of "threatening" comments they made about a work stoppage.

Tenn. Cop Killer Got 'Rush' from Killing

January 25, 2013
Dexter Cox, who was scheduled to go to trial Monday, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and accepted a 15-year sentence for killing Lt. Ed Vidulich at the officer's home.

Memphis Cop Killed In Drug Raid

December 14, 2012
Officers Martoiya Lang, 32, and William Vrooman were struck by gunfire after they entered the home at 7:58 a.m. Friday. Officer Lang died after she was transported to the regional medical center.

Tenn. Sheriff Gets $2M To Hire Deputies

December 5, 2012
The Shelby County (Tenn.) Sheriff's Office will get $2 million to hire new deputies as it takes over the responsibilities of 25 school resource officers when Memphis City Schools merges with Shelby County Schools in 2013.

Do You Have a Personal Life?

November 2, 2012

Cops are being punished for activities that they participated in while off duty and while not identifying themselves as officers. So one has to ask the questions: What is an officer permitted to do off duty? Where are the red lines? And at what point do officers lose their First Amendment rights?

Video: Memphis Cop's Rap Video Questioned

October 3, 2012
Officer Candyance Davis, an aspiring rapper known as Quolove, appeared in a YouTube video of her song "Gimme Me." She can be seen throwing cash and shouting, 'If they don't give me my money, I'll f*** them up.'"

Tenn. Cop Seen In Violent Rap Video

October 3, 2012

A Memphis (Tenn.) Police officer is under investigation after she appeared in a rap video promoting violence under the stage name Quolove. Read the full story here.

Memphis Cop Arrested for Sex Trafficking

September 18, 2012
Federal agents have arrested a Memphis (Tenn.) Police officer and charged him with running an intra-state prostitution ring.

Tenn. Cop Saved by Body Armor

April 6, 2012
Memphis (Tenn.) Police Officer Josh Shearer's protective vest likely saved his life, when it absorbed a handgun round from a suspect during a chase in the Raleigh neighborhood.

Police Radio Broadcasts Tenn. Cop's On-Duty Sex

March 19, 2012
A Memphis (Tenn.) Police Department officer has been suspended after his police radio broadcast him having sex in his cruiser to more than 30 colleagues at the station.

Tenn. Auto Theft Investigator Shot In Struggle Over Gun

September 3, 2011
Sgt. Norman Benjamin, 47, was taken to The MED in extremely critical condition, and is expected to survive the encounter. Sgt. Benjamin was shot in his unmarked police vehicle. The 14-year veteran is assigned to the auto-theft bureau.

Man Charged In Killing Memphis Officer Eligible for Death Penalty

July 6, 2011
The 22-year-old man accused of killing a police officer and his wife's ex-husband will face two charges of first-degree murder, which could bring the death penalty.
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