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Two MPD officers relieved of duty accused of making threats at station

An investigation is underway into what officers Parker Culver (left) and Marc Armstrong (right) said at the Ridgeway Station precinct where they both work. An investigation is underway into what officers Parker Culver (left) and Marc Armstrong (right) said at the Ridgeway Station precinct where they both work.
There are reports the officers threatened to take over the gun room at the precinct. There are reports the officers threatened to take over the gun room at the precinct.
Armstrong says the investigation into exactly what happened is in the very early stages. Armstrong says the investigation into exactly what happened is in the very early stages.

MEMPHIS, TN - (WMC-TV) – The two Memphis police officers who were relieved of duty are off the job for threats they allegedly made in their precinct.

The police have been very tight-lipped about the investigation into the two officers. But police director Toney Armstrong made it clear what the officers are accused of.

"It was brought to our attention by co-workers," Armstrong said. "So you've got to understand how difficult it would be for a co-worker to go and alert a supervisor about something that you said, ‘hey this concerns me.'"

Armstrong gave details for the first time  about  an investigation into what police officers Parker Culver and Marc Armstrong said at the Ridgeway Station precinct where they both work.

There are reports the officers threatened to take over the gun room at the precinct.

"I have been made aware that there were comments made of that nature, yes," Armstrong confirmed.

Culver, who is 29 years old, has been on the force since 2009 and Henderson, 31 since 2011.

Armstrong is also looking at reports the two officers could be sovereign citizens.

"I don't have any information at this point that says they are sovereign citizens, but I don't have any that says they are not," said Armstrong.

Armstrong says the investigation into exactly what happened is in the very early stages.

"It's not something we take lightly, and again I can assure these officers will be held responsible for those statements," he said.

Officers Culver and Henderson are currently off the job. They are suspended with pay while the case is under investigation.

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