Video may have killed the radio star, but one cop's radio might have killed his career.
That's because the Memphis police officer was caught having sex in his squad car after the act was somehow inadvertently broadcast over his police radio. The department isn't saying how that happened, but sources tell myfoxmemphis.com that there is now a recording of the incident since all police communication over the radio is recorded.
The station reports:
There's no word yet on which microphone our sources say broadcast Officer Dion Anthony having sex in his squad car while on duty. But there is a recording because Sgt. Rudolph says every radio communication is recorded.
"Anytime you communicate via a handheld or console microphone you want to remain professional. Our job is to make sure all officers follow procedures. In this instance it's possible he didn't follow proper procedure," Rudolph said.
Anthony joined the force back in July 2007. He works the 2pm to 10pm shift out of the Mount Moriah precinct. The controversial broadcast of him having sex in his squad car went out between 8:45 and 9pm Monday night. Our sources say it was on an open channel that could be heard by not only the 30 to 35 officers working that precinct. But by anybody with a police scanner.
"The allegations do surround inappropriate communications through either his handheld or console mic," said Rudolph.
The officer has temporarily been relieved of duty pending the result of an investigation.