Friday, 28 October 2016 14:46

Former Memphis Police Officer Convicted of Attempted Rape

Darrell Malone Darrell Malone SCSO
MEMPHIS – October 28, 2016 - A former Memphis police officer was convicted Thursday of attempted rape for an assault on a woman acquaintance in 2013 when she came to his apartment to retrieve a laptop computer, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich. 
Darrell Malone, 30, who remains free on bond, faces three to six years in prison when he is sentenced next month by Criminal Court Judge Paula Skahan. Under the law, he also is eligible for probation.
The incident occurred on April 3, 2013, when a woman he had recently met called to tell Malone she had left her laptop computer in his vehicle the previous day. Malone invited the woman to come to his residence to get it, but the woman said that once inside Malone began to sexually assault her.
Malone was fired by the police department earlier that year for an incident involving a motorist who said Malone flashed his gun at him after the two exchanged words in traffic near Germantown Parkway and Interstate 40.
The case was handled by Asst. Dist. Atty. Bryce Phillips of the DA’s Special Victims Unit (SVU) which prosecutes cases of child sexual abuse and severe physical abuse of child victims; rape and aggravated rape of adult victims, and abuse of elderly and vulnerable adults.