MPD Officers Fired For Threatening The Department Want Their Jobs Back

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(Memphis) Two Memphis Police officers who were fired for threatening the department could get their jobs back.

Internal affairs said Officers Parker Culver and Marc Henderson tried taking over the weapons room and organizing a violent strike.

Almost a year after the two lost their badges, an arbitrator is looking over their cases.

As WREG first reported last year, one out of two city employees who get fired get their job back, so there's a decent chance both men will end up on the force again.

"It came out that these guys were sovereign citizens, and they were stock piling weapons," said President of the Memphis Police Union Mike Williams.

Williams said there was always more rumor than hard evidence against Culver and Henderson.

An internal affairs report said the two didn't like a 4.6 percent pay cut city workers agreed to a year ago, and to get even, they were going to take over the weapons room at the Ridgeway Station and even threatened to shoot fellow officers.

Williams said it's all made up, the two were team leaders, and their supervisor had a vendetta.

"We think there were personal, personality conflicts with them and supervisors within the Memphis Police Department," said Williams.

Director Toney Armstrong didn't buy that. The two were fired in May for personal conduct and violating regulation.

Culver and Henderson fought their termination. The officers told their stories, and the department presented evidence to the arbitrator.

A decision on whether they can get their jobs back is expected within a couple months.

"I think they should be restored whole, with all rights and privileges. I think they should have their time restored, and their pay compensated. When you wrongfully terminate people, you affect their whole lives," said Williams.

If these former officers get their badges back, they can get reimbursed for all of the days they were off the job.


  • Joe

    Williams would re-instate them if they beat up his mother….he’d probably say that was a misunderstanding too…..

    the police union is too sad for words…….

    the evidence was against them……trying to wait until it died down wont work Williams…..your boys are gone

    • Hard Truths


      That police union is a clear and present danger to public safety in Memphis.

      What a sorry police force we have!

      WHY does MPD keep recruiting these idiots and misfits?

  • Kay

    Actually what he said,Williams,is true. Supervisors who don’t like u make it very hard to police areas , these two guys seem like good people,some supervisors should not be supervisors. They deserve their position back and I have not heard about any previous problems regarding them. Sounds like a witch hunt as the other poster mentioned.

  • brotherx

    They are “Sovereign Citizens”. Please do followup story and explain what constitutes a “Sovereign Citizen”. How are the officers different from the woman that was arrested for living in abandon mansion.

  • if u knew who i was..u would b shocked!

    …i wonder what would had happened IF THEY WERE BLACK? *please fill in the blank*

    Two Black Memphis Police officers who were fired for threatening the department could get ______________________!

    • for my wealth/for my health

      to bad. i no u hate this.THEY r SNEAKY no good WHITE BOYS and we’ve got to accept it.THEY NOT black this time.ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha you want some more.uneducated.i need your FEEDBACK

  • Thedasout

    Memphis Police aren’t any worst than any others, just need to weed out the bad ones and try to hire good ones in there place. Other Cities need to do the same. Everywhere in the world there is good and bad ppl not just Memphis.

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