The trial for a former Memphis police
officer accused of raping a woman while on duty begins today.
John Smith was arrested in April of
2010 and later resigned from the force.
He was charged with oppression after a
woman told investigators Smith forced her to perform a sex act behind a
building near South Third and Brooks. Investigators
say it happened in 2009. Smith told
investigators the sex was consensual.
If he's convicted he could spend 12 years in prison.