Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Former Memphis Police Officer Pleads Guilty After Coercing Fugitive To Perform Sexual Acts

Posted By on Tue, Dec 2, 2014 at 3:31 PM

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  • Brandon Berry
Former Memphis police officer Brandon Berry, 27, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to official misconduct for convincing a fugitive to perform sexual acts on him last year.

On January 18th, 2013, Berry stopped a driver who had picked up another man near Lamar and Semmes. Berry followed the men in the car for a bit and then turned on his blue lights to pull the car over. Berry then ordered the driver to get into his patrol car, and he let the other man, who had been picked up by the driver, go free.

Berry then informed the driver that he had an outstanding warrant but rather than arrest him, Berry told him to get in the front seat of his patrol car. He drove to a nearby alley and told the man to give him a blowjob while Berry would give the man a handjob. Six days later, the man reported the incident and chose Berry in a photo spread. Berry admitted to the incident and resigned from the department.

Berry could receive diversion, probation, up to two years in prison, or a combination of those sentences. He will be sentenced on January 7th.

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