If strangling someone isn't attempted murder, what is it?
MPD OFFICER ARRESTED
December 17, 2010
[Excerpts] A Memphis police officer is off the streets amid allegations he beat a woman inside a motel room. Officer Dexter Walker, a two year veteran of the force, was arrested yesterday by fellow officers... police say things turned violent, and left the victim beaten and bruised... The victim says Walker, her estranged boyfriend, threw her against a wall, strangled her, then hit her in the face. When police arrived, Walker was gone. He turned himself into officers at Raines Station... The 28 year old officer is charged with domestic assault. Police Director Larry Godwin promised to treat the case like any other domestic violence... Walker is free on a $250 bond... WREG On Your Side Investigators also learned this isn't the first time the officer has found controversy. Earlier this year, a Memphis couple, representing themselves in court, sued the city, and Walker alleging improper police conduct. They claim Walker fondled the woman in the back of his police car, and demanded she have sex with him. The lawsuit asks for $160 million... [Full article here]
MEMPHIS POLICE OFFICER FACES DOMESTIC ASSAULT CHARGE
By Nick Kenney
[Excerpts] A Memphis police officer could be out of the job after being charged with hitting his wife. Dexter Walker is charged with domestic assault, a Class A misdemeanor.
"It's just extremely disappointing that one of our own would go out and get involved in this," Memphis Police Director Larry Godwin said Friday... Walker was off duty when he and his wife were staying at a local Extended Stay Hotel. There, he allegedly threw his ex-girlfriend against a wall, strangled her, and then hit her in the face until she was bruised under her right eye."
Walker turned himself in at the Raines Station precinct, where he is assigned. He later posted $250 bond... Walker will appear in court to face charges on January 19. He is currently on paid leave, and will most likely be suspended 15 days, per departmental policy. If he is convicted of domestic assault, he will lose his job. [Full article here]
COMMENTS ON THE WEB:
...You should know what your talking about her face is messed up badly I have never seen my friend look this bad... He had no reason he should have walked out...
...He thought he was gon get away wit it, well guess wat, u put ya hand on a woman dat stepped up!!!! Im so proud of u girl!!!!! I hope all the other women see wat u did and use u as their example, job well done sweetie:)...
...She's my bestfriend... Not only was she hit by him she's 1 in a half pregnant with his child...
...Dexter Walker is not new to this at all...I worked under him before he was a mpo,and he sexually harrassed me,until I turned him over to the company that we worked for!! He should not be an MPO...
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