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Memphis Police Association president questions officer's firing

Memphis Police Association president Mike Williams. Memphis Police Association president Mike Williams.
Darrell Malone Darrell Malone

(WMC-TV) - A Memphis Police Officer is off the job as of Thursday, accused of flashing his gun at a motorist while off duty.

Darrell Malone can appeal the decision to the civil service board. The police union believes Malone didn't deserve to get kicked off the force.

"This is a case we've never seen before," said Memphis Police Association president Mike Williams.

The MPA represents Malone who was on the force for two years, and is now fired.

"This is a young officer. He's very intelligent, college educated. So we're not talking about somebody who is probably not good material for the police department," said Williams.

Malone was indicted for an off-duty October incident in which he allegedly flashed his gun at another driver, who in turn called police.

Investigators said Malone got his number from dispatch, called the man back, and threatened him.

MPD fired Malone on Thursday. MPA president Mike Williams said that is too harsh.

"If, in fact, that's what happened then there needs to be action taken, but does the incident warrant the punishment?" said Williams. "I think under normal circumstances he would've probably been suspended with real heavy days probably."

A dispatcher is also under investigation for giving out inappropriate information. She has not yet had her administrative hearing.

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