MPD officer arrested after fight over radio volume - Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

MPD officer arrested after fight over radio volume

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Lazarus Settle (Source: MPD) Lazarus Settle (Source: MPD)

(WMC-TV) - A Memphis police officer was arrested for domestic assault after an argument reportedly ensued over the volume of a car radio.

Lazarus Settle, 47, was arrested after a 44-year-old woman told police he forced her to get out of the car. As she got out, she took the keys out of the ignition. That is when she says Settle got out and the two reportedly began fighting over the keys. The woman then fell down a hill, receiving minor cuts and scratches from the fall.

Officers say both Settle and the woman had been drinking before they started fighting.

Settle has been employed with the Memphis Police Department since January 2009. He is currently relieved of duty and is charged with simple assault and refusal to submit to a blood alcohol test.

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