Former Memphis officer pleads guilty in shooting

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – A former Memphis police sergeant has pleaded guilty to charges that he shot himself in the abdomen and then tried to blame the shooting on a Hispanic man.

Norman Benjamin pleaded guilty Friday to filing a false report in his Sept. 3 shooting, The Commercial Appeal reports ( He was arrested Sept. 28 after investigators found he had lied about a Hispanic man shooting him.

His attorney previously said that Benjamin planned to plead guilty.


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