MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A former Memphis police detective has been indicted on three felony counts of officials misconduct, according to the Shelby County District Attorney’s Office.
The indictment stems from, 49-year-old Eric Kelly using his position to help a woman involved in a murder investigation become a stripper.
Internal files released in February say Bridgett Stafford was the woman at the center of the investigation into Kelly. He retired from the Memphis Police Department in November of 2019 as he was being investigated.
According to documents about the case, Kelly had a sexual relationship with Stafford, who has been charged as an accessory in a brutal 2017 murder of a 60-year-old chemist from Little Rock, Arkansas.
In February, Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich said Kelly would not face any criminal charges saying his actions did not violate the law.