Alabama Rape Charges Dropped Against Former MPD Officer

Terrance Shaw

(Huntsville, AL) A grand jury in Huntsville, AL has declined to indict a former Memphis police officer who was arrested there and charged with rape.

Terrance Shaw was arrested for raping a woman at Alabama A & M University last November.

Shaw was charged with first degree rape and sodomy.

Shaw is a graduate student at the school and posted a $20,000 bond.

Police said the woman told them she was assaulted by Shaw while visiting him in his apartment and that he is her ex-boyfriend.

Later however, the woman told WREG she was not raped.

She said the two have been on and off again for eight years.

“They did the rape kit, but they didn’t find anything abnormal,” she told us just before Thanksgiving. “They couldn’t find anything. There were no bumps, bruises or anything.”

In 2012 Shaw, then an MPD officer, shot and killed 15-year-old Justin Thompson.

Shaw was off-duty at the time and said Thompson tried to rob him.

Investigators cleared Shaw in the shooting though Thompson’s mother contends her son was murdered.

Shaw told us, “I met him at the store. He was advising me that he was living house to house and that he needed some assistance and with my limited contact with him. It was very limited. I think I only seen him maybe about four times, including the day that I met him and the last day that I saw him.”

Justin’s mother, Shirley Thompson, showed us text messages between Justin and Shaw just minutes before the shooting.

In the text messages Justin asked “watchu got goin.” Shaw replied, “nothin, chillin, U tryna get up wit me?”

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