(WMC) - Editorial by WMC Action News 5 General Manager Tracey Rogers:
Bad cops have no place on the Memphis police force or any police force for that matter.
Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong made this abundantly clear in a recent speech to graduates of the Memphis Police Academy. This is the first graduation ceremony for new officers in nearly two years.
Armstrong used some tough talk to make his point. He told the graduating class, in 2014, 18 officers were arrested and brought shame and dishonor to the department. At one point, he even asked anyone with second thoughts about upholding the law to just get up and leave.
I want to commend Director Armstrong for hitting this issue head on and making it clear to these new officers that dirty cops will not be tolerated in Memphis.
Ridding the Memphis Police Department of officers who break the law makes this A Better Mid-South.