Former MPD officer sentenced in Federal Court - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Former MPD officer sentenced in Federal Court

Former Memphis Police Department officer Billy Scott was sentenced to seven years in prison in Federal Court Monday. Earlier this year, Scott plead guilty to eight felonies surrounding the transportation of prostitutes and to the possession and selling of drugs.

Scott's Attorney, Steffen Schreiner, asked the court to give his client three years, but Judge Bernice Donald ruled a more severe charge was necessary.

At the hearing, Scott's wife Kristin took the stand, and tearfully told the court that since her husband's arrest nearly a year ago, the family has lost their home, their car, and have moved into her parents' home.

After the hearing, the former officer told reporters he was "ashamed of myself."

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