01/23/2010

Tenn. story about badge stopping bullet could be fake

Authorities are investigating the officer after rumors that the story was false

Commercial Appeal

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Local, state, and federal authorities are investigating a report by an Oakland police officer that his badge stopped the bullet when he was shot during a traffic stop on Christmas Eve.

The Oakland Police Department has asked the Fayette County Sheriff's Department to help investigate rumors that the shooting was faked, Insp. Raymond Garcia, sheriff's department spokesman, said Thursday.

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