A look ahead: Officers getting paid to stay at home - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

A look ahead: Officers getting paid to stay at home

(WMC-TV) - Memphis cops are accused of breaking the laws they swore to uphold, and while they are off the job – they are still on the payroll.

"While someone is being investigated for possible criminal conduct we're paying them?" questioned attorney Howard Manis.

Tonight at 10, an Action News Five investigation shows you how much some officers are getting paid to stay at home.

"A lot of times officers are suspended because there's an investigation going on. You don't want officers on the street if they're under investigation," said Memphis Police Association Michael Williams.

Officers paid to stay home or sit behind a desk means fewer officers protecting your neighborhood.

Tonight on Action News Five at 10, see what the Action News Five investigators uncovered about police paydays, and why our report has city leaders promising action.

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