Botched investigation: Body overlooked for 49 days in van on police property


"It is absolutely embarrassing," said Mike Collins, a retired Shelby County Sheriff's deputy. February 8, 2018 MEMPHIS, Tenn. - FOX13 has new information about what happened the night Memphis police officers overlooked a shooting victim. Investigators told FOX13 no one has came forward to identify the body found. MPD hopes that a loved one, family ...
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He was wrongly convicted and spent 31 years in prison. Now he's asking the state for $1 million (DNA)


Lawrence McKinney, 61, was convicted in Memphis in 1978 and spent more than 31 years in prison before new DNA evidence led the court to overturn the conviction in 2009 December 28, 2018 Days after Gov. Bill Haslam exonerated a Wilson County man who was wrongfully convicted of rape and burglary, his lawyers have asked the state for $1 million in dam...
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Metro narcotics sergeant charged with pocketing $5,000 in sting set up by department


Authorities says he pocketed thousands of dollars in cash during a sting set up by the department. Enter Article DATE HERE A Metro Nashville Police Department sergeant was arrested Wednesday after authorities says he pocketed thousands of dollars in cash during a sting set up by the department. James Landon Dunaway, 42, a narcotics sergeant in...
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Former Memphis police lieutenant testifies about negligence, cover-up in sex crimes unit


A former Memphis Police Lieutenant testified on Wednesday that detectives intentionally closed sexual assault cases without sending victim's rape kits out for testing or following up on leads first November MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Shocking new details are coming out of a lawsuit against the City of Memphis for the backlog of untested rape kits. A former ...
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Rutherford County Sheriff's Office Achieves IAPE Accreditation


The International Association for Property and Evidence, Inc. (IAPE) announced today  that the Property and Evidence Section of the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office has been awarded full accreditation status as of September 15, 2017 October 4 , 2017 The International Association for Property and Evidence, Inc. (IAPE) announced today (Wednesd...
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Memphis wins federal grant to process rape kits


Out of the 12,000 kits, laboratories have finished testing 8,944. October 1, 2017 Memphis will receive a $1.07 million grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to finish processing untested rape kits, Congressman Steve Cohen announced Friday. As of August , the Memphis Police Department had processed and analyzed about 73 percent of a backlog that...
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Sheriff calls for evidence room investigation after audit


The report outlined problems, including missing drugs, present guns and drugs that weren't recorded in the inventory and disconnected security cameras. Enter Article DATE HERE ERIN, Tenn. (AP) - A Tennessee sheriff is calling for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to look into irregularities of his department's evidence room and the former ...
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Ex-Smith County deputy accused of stealing drugs from evidence room


Marshall, who is from Gordonsville, is being held at the Smith County Jail on $10,000 bond September 27, 2017 CARTHAGE, TN (WSMV) - A former Smith County deputy is now facing charges after allegedly stealing drugs from the sheriff department's evidence room. Brandon McKae Marshall is charged with two counts of official misconduct, two counts of the...
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