Memphis police officer Darrell Malone is out of jail on bond after being charged with harassment stemming from an October 2012 incident.
A driver called police and said a motorcyclist was driving erratically down Germantown Parkway and I-240.
The complainant who called the Memphis police communications bureau advised that he pulled next to one of the motorcyclist and advised that he was going to contact the police if they continued driving in this manner. One of the motorcyclists allegedly showed the complainant a handgun that was in a holster on his waistband and advised the complainant that he was a police officer. The motorcyclists pulled into a parking lot off Germantown near Giacosa Place.
An officer was dispatched to the area concerning this complaint. The motorcyclist was located in the parking lot of Joe's Crab Shack. The motorcyclist was identified as an off-duty MPD Officer Malone. Malone advised that he was traveling northbound Germantown Parkway when he, and another motorcyclist, were cut off by a motorist that was occupying a SUV which was also traveling north bound Germantown Parkway.
Malone advised that he attempted to flag the motorist to alert the driver that the motorcyclists were in the lane next to him. Malone advised that he did have a weapon holstered on his side and that the driver may have seen his weapon while he was trying to flag the complainant.
Officer Malone and Radio Dispatcher Jenny Rice were relived of duty pending the outcome of the investigation. Allegations against Rice's involvement in releasing inappropriate information to off-duty Officer Malone is also being reviewed by investigators.
Officer Malone was indicted in January and will face a judge in April.