Update

Former MPD homicide detective indicted for misconduct

Charges appear to stem from Eric Kelly’s sexual relationship with a murder suspect

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: September 01, 2020 1:40 PM CT | Published: September 01, 2020 10:01 AM CT

Eric Kelly, a former Memphis Police Department detective who retired after admitting having sexual contact with a murder suspect, has been indicted on three felony counts.

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Marc Perrusquia

Marc Perrusquia

Marc Perrusquia is the director of the Institute for Public Service Reporting at the University of Memphis, where graduate students learn investigative and explanatory journalism skills working alongside professionals. He's won numerous state and national awards for government watchdog, social justice and  political reporting. Follow the Institute on Facebook or Twitter @psr_memphis.


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