Fallen MPD officer Lang's children now living apart - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Fallen MPD officer Lang's children now living apart

MEMPHIS, TN - (WMC-TV) – There is still legal wrangling over fallen Memphis Police officer Martoiya Lang's estate three months after she was killed in the line of duty.

A probate judge has removed her estranged husband as administrator because of $11,000 in back child support debt.

"I think it removes the specter of a conflict," said Darius Lang's attorney, James Sanders  "Whether there's actually one or not, it has the appearance of one."

Lang was replaced by a court appointed public administrator.

"It's kind of hard for yourself to collect from yourself," said Sanders.

While a new administrator has authority over Lang's finances, a court appointed counselor is handling family issues.

Darius Lang had custody of their three daughters in the weeks after officer Lang's death.  A fourth child stayed with her maternal grandmother.

Things have since changed.

"One girl, the oldest, is with her father," said Sanders.  "The one next to her, also on the father's side of the family, is with an uncle."

The two remaining children are now both living with officer Lang's mother.  Sanders said Darius Lang wants the family back together, eventually.

"I think this is a temporary plan and the order's a temporary order, so we can get farther down the road," said Sanders.

Sanders said a judge may order a paternity test in regard to the youngest child.  Meanwhile, the public administrator now overseeing the estate said any assets will be held in a special account while things are sorted out.

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