Former Memphis Police Officer Indicted for Rape


Michael Smith
  • Michael Smith
Michael Smith, a former Memphis Police officer, was arrested and indicted on Tuesday for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman while he was on duty.

Smith resigned from the MPD last week, following a complaint from a 26-year-old woman who claimed Smith had made inappropriate sexual contact with her on April 16th as she was leaving the Purple Haze club near FedExForum downtown. Smith, who had been with the MPD since 2009, worked in the South Main precinct,

Smith is being charged with rape, official misconduct, official oppression, and sexual battery.

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