TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Jan 11, 2021

Memphis Police Department officer Patric Ferguson is accused of using a squad car to carry out an on-duty kidnapping and killing, the Commercial Appeal reports. The police department released a statement Sunday morning that Ferguson allegedly had kidnapped 30-year-old Robert Howard from a home in Frayser, forced him into a squad car, and drove him to another location where he shot and killed him. A second man, 28-year-old Joshua Rogers, allegedly helped Ferguson move the victim’s body after he was killed. Ferguson had worked for MPD since October 2018. He is facing charges of first-degree murder, especially aggravated kidnapping, abuse of a corpse and fabricating and tampering with evidence.