Memphis officer relieved of duty after radio broadcast - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis officer relieved of duty after radio broadcast

(WMC-TV) - A Memphis police officer has been relieved of duty and is under investigation for what was reportedly broadcast over his radio.

Memphis police would not confirm what was broadcast, but said by e-mail, "We had an officer relieved of duty due to inappropriate radio communications.  There is an active investigation being conducted.  No additional information is available at this time."

The transmission in question happened between 8:00 and 8:30 Monday night.  Police said they figured out which officer was involved because each transmission includes a unique number that identifies the root radio.

The police union said it is aware of the situation, but is not involved at this point.

Memphis police said they hope to know more soon.

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