Botched investigation: Body overlooked for 49 days in van on police property
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – FOX13 has new information about what happened the night Memphis police officers overlooked a shooting victim.
His body found 49 days later in the City of Memphis impound lot.
Memphis police policy gives officers instructions on what to do to search for evidence at a crime scene. Instructions that could have help officers find another victim in the back of a van involved in aggravated assault last December.
“It is absolutely embarrassing,” said Mike Collins, a retired Shelby County Sheriff’s deputy.
Collins told FOX13 there is no excuse why Memphis police did not find another victim inside the back of a van after the owner had been shot.
Collins said, “I fail to understand how this could have possibly happened, so many errors.”
FOX13 obtained the Memphis Police Department’s Policy and Procedure. We discovered three stages where the police had the opportunity to