FBI sting nets three Memphis officers, one Shelby County deputy - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

FBI sting nets three Memphis officers, one Shelby County deputy

Federal authorities released drug and conspiracy indictments today against three Memphis police officers and a Shelby County sheriff's deputy.

None of these are serious offenders, but all but one have been written up before, from poor performance on the job to poor behavior at home.

37 year old Roderick Smith's file had few write-ups.

Smith was assigned to the public housing division and his record is clean.

Charles Smith is a 39 year-old Memphis Police Officer, who was disciplined many times by the Memphis Police Department. He was involved in a domestic dispute between a Bartlett cop and HIS wife in 1998. In 1999, he damaged a cruiser during an auto wreck. And in 2000, he was suspended for ten days after he tried to gain custody of his two kids from his ex-wife. After his hearing, he was repaid for two days. The criminal charges were later dropped but the department punished him anyway.

32 year-old Deshone Skinner is with uniform patrol.

Last year, he was suspended for a day because he drove over a bump in a cruiser and damaged the car's oil pan. Instead of stopping the vehicle, he drove it back to the precinct. His supervisors say he should have stopped and that by driving on he destroyed the engine. The person who drove the car before him - by coincidence - was officer David Tate, indicted this year on totally unrelated charges.

Sheriff's Deputy Marvin Wilson had a hefty file too.

In 1992, he was written up over his attendance. In 1996, he missed a court date.

And in 1997 was written up for unbecoming conduct. In 2000, he was suspended for six days because of an internal affairs investigation. His file says nothing about that.

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