Monday, July 28 2014 9:24 PM EDT2014-07-29 01:24:27 GMT
Dollar Tree is buying out Family Dollar to create the largest discount retailer in America. Many people who shop both stores say they are significantly different and some are concerned what the acquisitionMore >>
Dollar Tree is buying out Family Dollar, creating the largest discount retailer in America. People who shop at both stores say they have significant differences, and some shoppers are concerned about what the acquisition will mean. More >>
Monday, July 28 2014 9:21 PM EDT2014-07-29 01:21:43 GMT
(WMC) - It's a miraculous recovery for one of man's best friends after a dog was left abandoned in a closet when his former owner moved out of a house. Emergency vets say the dog survived despite someMore >>
It's a miraculous recovery for one of man's best friends after a dog was left abandoned in a closet when his former owner moved out of a house.More >>
MEMPHIS, TN -
(WMC-TV) – After being back on the job at the Memphis Police Department for less than one week, the officer who shot a 15-year-old boy is back off the job.
In the Action News 5 evening broadcasts, we reported that Terrance Shaw has been back on the job in a non-enforcement status since December 8.
A memo was sent to Mayor A C Wharton Thursday evening to explain the reasoning behind the decision to allow Shaw to come back to work.
Minutes after the memo was sent out, Action News 5 learned from Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong that Shaw was back off of the job, and is no longer even in non-enforcement status. The director will not say what led them to pull Shaw from active duty once again.
Shaw was off-duty when he said 15-year-old Justin Thompson tried to rob him. He fired a shot that killed the teenager on September 24.
Here is a portion of the memo that was released by City of Memphis Chief Administrative Officer George M Little about the reasons behind Shaw's return to MPD:
"The preliminary review of the shooting did not give any prima facie indication that MPD administrative policies had been violated. There would have been administrative policy violations if there was an indication of criminal wrongdoing on the part of Officer Shaw. In the absence of findings by TBI of violations of the law there are no pending administrative charges against Officer Shaw. It is my understanding that this served at least in part as the basis for placing Officer Shaw in a non-enforcement post."
The TBI says its investigation is still ongoing and there is no time frame on when it may be complete because they are currently waiting on crime lab reports to complete the case file for the district attorney general to review.
Memphis Police Association president Mike Williams notes that Shaw has not been charged with a crime or convicted.
Action News 5's Jason Miles is working to learn more about why Shaw is no longer allowed to work in non-enforcement status as he has been doing since December 8.
Saturday, July 26 2014 11:48 AM EDT2014-07-26 15:48:44 GMT
(WMC) - A man identifying himself as a sheriff's deputy collecting money for a church walked into the wrong business Friday. "This individual walked in, said 'I work for the sheriff's department, andMore >>
A man identifying himself as a sheriff's deputy collecting money for a church walked into the wrong business Friday.More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:19:10 GMT
(WMC) – A prostitution sting was conducted at a Southaven hotel Thursday. As a result, the following 12 people were arrested: Preston K. Mitchell, 52, Memphis, Tenn., charged with procuring prostitutionMore >>
A prostitution sting was conducted at a Southaven hotel Thursday. Twelve people were arrested.More >>
They were born just two weeks apart. A 10-week-old baby and 8-week-old pit bull have a fascinating relationship. They absolutely adore each other! Louisiana native Brandi Hodges, 25, has posted photosMore >>
A 10-week-old baby and 8-week-old Pitbull have a fascinating relationship. They absolutely adore each other!More >>
Sunday, July 27 2014 12:51 PM EDT2014-07-27 16:51:59 GMT
Two men suspected in a gang rape of a woman at a Shell Gas station turned themselves into police on Saturday. According to the Jackson Police Department, the incident allegedly occurred Friday, July 18More >>
Two men suspected in a gang rape of a woman at a Shell Gas station turned themselves into police on Saturday. More >>
Monday, July 28 2014 5:26 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:26:47 GMT
(WMC) – Maurice Brown Jr. would have turned 6 years old just three days ago, but in 2012 his life was cut short. His body was found in a dumpster and his own father is charged with his murder. MauriceMore >>
Maurice Brown Sr. faces a first-degree murder charge in the death of his son. In court on Monday, he pleaded not guilty. More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-07-25 10:54:07 GMT
Leaders of Oasis Church say they received more than 1,000 inquiries about the free house, but those interested say it would cost too much to move the structure.More >>
A free house offer fell through for a Pascagoula church. Last month, WLOX reported that Oasis Church wanted to find a good home for an old house. Leaders posted the house on social media and Craigslist. The post went viral, but there were no takers. So this week, the house came crashing down.More >>
Thursday, July 24 2014 12:04 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:04:58 GMT
The victim of a vicious gang rape is warning other women in the metro area. The victim and her attorney talked about the attack exclusively with WLBT. The 35-year-old woman, whose identity we are protecting,More >>
The victim, whose identity we are protecting, said, "He put the gun to my head and told me to take my clothes off. And that's when I couldn't do nothing. I was just standing there crying. And the other dude came from behind the truck. He put one in my side. And they bent me over in my front seat and they started raping me over and over again." More >>