Authorities said the Memphis police were charged with kidnapping and killing a man.
A statement from the Memphis Police Department stated that Patric Ferguson, 29, was forced to be detained in the back seat of the team for kidnapping and shooting and killing 30-year-old Robert Howard.
The police said that Ferguson, who was on duty, was “acting according to his wishes” and drove Howard about a third of a mile from the victim’s home, where he killed him with a personal pistol.
According to police, Howard was last found at his home at 5 pm on Tuesday. The police said that the next day, he was told to disappear after his girlfriend tracked his phone, but he could not be found.
The police department said Ferguson was arrested and immediately fired on Sunday. The police said that the former police officer was charged with first-degree murder, first-degree murder, for aggravating kidnapping, especially kidnapping, torturing corpses, fabricating and tampering with evidence.
According to the police, Ferguson has been employed by MPD since October 201
Police said another 28-year-old Joshua Rogers was arrested on suspicion of assisting Ferguson in relocating the victim’s body. After the incident, Rogers was charged with accessory charges, abusing the body, fabricating and tampering with evidence.
It was unclear on Monday whether Ferguson and Rogers had lawyers.
According to Shelby County Jail, Ferguson was not detained, while Rogers was released with a deposit of $25,000.
According to prison records, a hearing will be held for Ferguson and Rogers on Monday morning.
On Monday, the Shelby County Public Defender’s Office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
MPD director Michael Rallings said in a statement: “No one can go beyond the law.” “Knowing that the Memphis police officer swore to protect and serve, his decision to commit this terrible crime was devastating. .”