Personnel records show MPD officers relieved of duty had prior incidents

Personnel records show MPD officers relieved of duty had prior incidents

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Two Memphis police officers remain relieved of duty after two separate altercations last week.

A closer look at these officers' records shows they both have been disciplined in the past for various infractions.

Officer Ozelle Toles is an 18-year MPD veteran.

Last Thursday night, he was involved in a single vehicle crash on New Byhalia Road in Collierville. He was later charged with driving under the influence.

According to his personnel file, the mounted patrol officer has had six incidents where he was involved in damaging his patrol car.

He was assigned to remedial driving training for one incident in 2004.

Personnel records show MPD officers relieved of duty had prior incidents

Officer Dartelle Joyner was also arrested last Thursday night.

The 8-year veteran reportedly was seen outside twirling an ax in the air after an altercation with an unknown woman inside an East Memphis Restaurant.

Joyner's public intoxication and disorderly conduct charges were later dropped, and he's still the target of an internal investigation with MPD.

According to his file, Joyner was suspended for two days after an argument with his child's mother that escalated back in 2015.

Police were called, and Officer Joyner was suspended for two days for violating MPD's "personal conduct" code.

Joyner also received a written reprimand for abusing the department’s sick policy last November. He said he was dealing with some personal issues.

It’s important to note that these officers also got glowing reviews for their work performance, calling them eager and well-liked by fellow officers.

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