Ex-Memphis police officer indicted for civil rights violations, robbery and kidnapping
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A former Memphis police officer is accused of leaking information about suspected drug dealers so they could be targeted for robberies, and prosecutors say he loaned official police equipment to his co-conspirators so they appeared as law enforcement.
On Dec. 6, a federal grand jury handed down a three-count indictment for former MPD Officer Sam Blue and a co-conspirator, Anthony Davis.
According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Blue and Davis targeted suspected drug dealers between January 2014 and July 2018, taking their property by force, violence and intimidation. In count 1 of the indictment, Blue is accused of leaking information about the victims and providing police equipment, including an official MPD badge and police lights, to his civilian co-conspirators so they appeared to be police officers during the robberies.