TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Mar 29, 2018
Former Memphis Police Department officer Bridges Randle was found not guilty of rape by a Shelby County jury today, The Commercial Appeal reports. The alleged assault occurred in June 2000, when the victim was 21 years old. Her rape kit went untested until 2013, and a year later, Randle was found and arrested in Atlanta, where he had legally changed his name to Ajamu Abiola Banjoko. Randle’s attorney, who argued that the sex between the two was consensual, moved for a mistrial after the victim cried for most of the morning while seated in the courtroom. The jury reached its verdict after two hours of deliberation.