Woman testifies against former MPD officer in rape trial - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Woman testifies against former MPD officer in rape trial


A former Memphis police officer was in court on charges of rape Tuesday. His accuser took the stand and testified during the trial.

Darrell Malone was indicted on rape charges in 2014. He faced his accuser in court Tuesday as she laid out graphic details of what happened to her the day she said the former officer raped her.

Malone sat expressionless and stared forward while his accuser painfully recalled that night. It was an emotional start to his trial.

The woman said he invited her into his apartment in April 2013. The prosecutor explained since the victim waited to file a report, there is no forensic evidence in this case. 

The 12 jurors and two alternates are a mixture of eight men and six women.

The woman started describing a chilling incident where she tried to get her laptop from Malone following a date. She said he invited her into his apartment and raped her on his couch.

"I told him that I didn't like that. Stop," the woman said. "(crying) I don't want this. Don't do this."

From there, details get even more graphic. WMC Action News 5 has decided not to go into explicit details due to the nature of the case. 

The victim described the night in question and a recess was granted after her nose started bleeding.

"She's terrified. He's staring at her from the kitchen, he's staring at her and he says 'I don't want you to think I tried to rape you,'" the prosecuting attorney said.

Malone maintains his innocence.

This isn't Malone's first time being on the other side of the law. 

In October 2012, he was investigating by MPD for accusations of flashing a gun at a driver. The driver said that Malone and others were riding motorcycles recklessly in the Wolfchase area. The driver also said that Malone called him while he was off duty regarding the incident. Malone was acquitted of those charges. 

He was fired from the police department in February 2013.

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