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.

"They have been relieved because they made some comments to their coworkers that were considered to be offensive and threatening in nature," Armstrong said.

Police officials on Thursday reported that officers Parker Culver and Marc Henderson had been relieved of duty with pay awaiting the outcome of an internal, administrative investigation.

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