‘Bad apples’ cast shadow over Memphis police
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FOX13) -“We have some that for whatever reason decide not to honor the oath that they took,” said Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong responding to questions surrounding two officers dubbed the “pimp cop” and the “rapper cop.”
They’re his department’s latest public relations nightmare, adding to an embarrassing list of officers who opt to do the opposite of “serve and protect.”
After being sworn in 18 months ago, Director Armstrong made it clear there would be no tolerance for crime especially if it involved someone under his command.
His usually calm demeanor aside, these days Armstrong has to be seething inside. For once again his department’s reputation is taking more hits generated by the bizarre antics and brazen criminality of “cops gone wild.”