Posted: 2/18/2012 8:20:17 AM EDT
What more to say. Nice to know we are tops at something...
Makes you wonder how many we missed.....
MEMPHIS, TN -
Prosecutors say most corrupt officers arrested in Memphis
Posted: Feb 17, 2012 2:54 PM CST Updated: Feb 17, 2012 3:36 PM CST By Nick Kenney - bio | email
(WMC-TV) - Of the 94 federal judicial districts in Tennessee, prosecutors said the Western District is number one in the nation for busting corrupt police officers.
Memphis Police Lt. Tim Green is the latest officer to cross federal law. At his sentencing, prosecutor Brian Coleman told the judge, "This district has more convictions for police officers in the past six years than any other district in the country. We are serious about this activity in this district. Something has to click."
Action News 5's unofficial count of the past six years turned up 10 Memphis police officers and one Shelby County Sheriff's deputy convicted on federal charges.
Three other Memphis police officers are awaiting trial, including Melvin Robinson, accused of trying to buy and sell cocaine while in uniform, in his patrol car, and on duty.
"It angers me that the hard working men and women in blue have had their ranks tainted by someone who obviously never took their oath seriously," said Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong.
Memphis for the MFW!
Sometimes I sure don't miss that place.
Tennesse where you have Felon cops on duty.
Don't believe me? Impossible you say?
2006 Investigation: Felons Hired As Police Officers
NASHVILLE, Tenn. –– An I-team investigation has uncovered more than 100 cases of people with criminal records becoming police officers in Tennessee.
And you might suspect the "good-old-boy network" might get a felon hired in one small town. But the I-Team found that convicted criminals have become cops in cities large and small, all over Middle Tennessee.
Our investigation found more than 100 people with criminal records became police officers in Tennessee over the past three years. 29 had DUI records, other convictions and charges ranged from assault to theft to illegal drug possession, even solicitation of prostitutes. Most disturbing was that four of the officers hired were felons
WSMV Nashville, TN.
Background checks flag 48 Tennessee State Troopers, Governor orders probe after questions from The Tennessean Newspaper. All have Criminal Records, some Troopers have Felony Convictions yet still serve, carry firearms and have powers of arrest!
That’s about one of every 18 officers on the force of 855.
The newspaper inquired this week about an Oct. 12 memo from Col. Lynn Pitts, commander of
the patrol, telling officers that they would have to pass background checks to access a federal
criminal database. If officers have felonies on their records, it is their responsibility to get them
expunged, the memo said.
That inquiry closely followed a report by The Tennessean that two-thirds of officers promoted
since Bredesen took office gave money to his campaign or had relatives or patrons who did.
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