Robert Howard Wiki – Police man Arrest
A Memphis police officer was fired for allegedly killing and abducting a man while on duty.
The Memphis Police Department first reported that Robert Howard went missing after his girlfriend called the police at 8:30 pm on Wednesday.
It was last seen around 5:00 pm in a house on Mark Twain Street. On Tuesday, his girlfriend told the police. She used an app to track the cell phone she found near Lamar Avenue and Shelby Drive — but she couldn’t find it, she said.
Memphis police announced on Sunday that a body believed to belong to Howard was found in the area of Second Street and the Wolf River bridge.
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After an investigation, police learned that Howard was allegedly taken from the home and shot by officer Patric Ferguson, 29, while Ferguson was on duty.
Police allegedly forced Howard into the back of the team car and shot him with his personal pistol.
Ferguson and Howard knew each other, according to the police. The reason is unclear.
After the investigation, Ferguson was arrested and “immediately removed from duty”, according to the police department. He has been working for the department since 2018 and was assigned to the Tillman station.
Ferguson is accused of first degree murder, first degree murder, particularly grave kidnapping, misuse of a corpse, and fabrication and tampering of evidence.
A second suspect, Joshua Rogers, 28, was also charged and arrested for the misuse of a body and fabricating and falsifying evidence. Rogers is a friend of Ferguson and allegedly helped Howard relocate his body after he was killed. The police did not reveal where his body was found.
According to the records, Ferguson was not given bail and remained in Shelby County prison. Rogers was released in a $ 25,000 bond.
Both Ferguson and Rogers will appear in court on Monday. It is unclear if they hired a lawyer.
— Memphis Police Dept (@MEM_PoliceDept) January 10, 2021
No one is above the law, “Memphis Police Chief Michael Rallings said in a statement.
“It is devastating to know that a Memphis Police Officer who swore to protect and serve made the decision to commit this horrible crime,” Rallings said. “His actions did not belong to a law enforcement agency and should not be reflected in other officers.