Tuesday, 06 November 2018 16:30
Nov. 6, 2018 – A Criminal Court jury convicted a 32-year-old man of first-degree murder in the 2015 shooting death of Memphis Police Officer Sean Bolton in the Parkway Village area of southeast Memphis, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
Tuesday, 20 January 2015 16:44
MEMPHIS – Jan. 20, 2015 - A former Shelby County Sheriff’s detective pleaded guilty Tuesday to official oppression and assault involving offensive contact, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
Tuesday, 02 December 2014 13:40
MEMPHIS – A former Memphis police officer pleaded guilty Tuesday to official misconduct stemming from an incident last year in which he coerced a fugitive to perform sexual acts, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
Thursday, 09 October 2014 16:16
MEMPHIS – Oct. 9, 2014 - A former Memphis police officer was convicted Thursday of trying to frame two innocent men on burglary charges, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Amy Weirich.
Monday, 13 January 2014 18:01
MEMPHIS, TN – Alexander Haydel pleaded guilty Tuesday to killing a Memphis police officer and another man in a 2011 shooting that occurred in a busy Downtown hotel, Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich said.
Monday, 06 May 2013 08:17
MEMPHIS, TN – July 12, 2014 - A criminal court jury found former Memphis police officer Aaron Reinsberg guilty of two counts of rape, one count of assault and 2 counts of official misconduct, said District Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
Tuesday, 28 February 2012 00:00
February 28th, 2012 - Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich announced that Alexander Haydel, age 22, has been indicted for the murders of a Mississippi man and a Memphis Police Officer last summer in Downtown Memphis.
According to the Memphis Police Department homicide investigation, on Sunday, July 3rd, 2011, Haydel shot and killed 49 year-old Arthur Warren as the two men argued after an earlier domestic altercation involving Haydel and his wife. Arthur Warren, the ex-husband of Haydel’s wife, confronted Haydel inside the Double Tree Hotel at 185 Union Avenue. Haydel reportedly struck Warren with a fire extinguisher and then shot him. After shooting Arthur Warren, Haydel threatened to shoot another male and then attempted to flee the scene.
Friday, 13 January 2012 00:00
January 13, 2012 - A Shelby County jury on Friday, January 13, 2012 convicted two former Tennessee State Board of Probation and Parole employees on bribery and misconduct charges.
Friday, 06 January 2012 00:00
On Friday, January 6th, 2012, Norman Benjamin, a former Memphis police officer admitted that he lied about shooting himself and plead guilty to five criminal counts including soliciting a murder for hire.
On Thursday, January 5th, a criminal information was filed on behalf of Norman Benjamin. In a criminal information, the defendant waives his right to preliminary hearing and the Grand Jury process, and agrees to face a judge on stated charges.
In his criminal information, Benjamin was charged with solicitation to commit first degree murder, delivering a controlled substance to a minor under 18 years of age, false offense reporting of attempted murder, felony reckless endangerment and providing a handgun to a juvenile. He agreed to a sentence of eight years in prison.
On September 3, 2011, Benjamin was shot while on duty as a sergeant with the Memphis Police Department's Auto-Theft Bureau. He provided information that an unidentified male hispanic had shot him. Days later, Benjamin admitted that he shot himself. As the investigation unfolded, investigators determined that Benjamin had purchased a pink revolver for a 17-year-old girl, and tried to hire a hit man to kill the girl's boyfriend. He also plead guilty to giving drugs to the girl, filing a false report and felony reckless endangerment.
Honorable Judge Paula Skahan presided over the case.
Thursday, 08 September 2011 00:00
September 8th, 2011 - The Shelby County District Attorney General's Office has dismissed all pending charges against Martha Dianne Mote in the shooting of Memphis Police Sergeant Norman Benjamin.