Video: 4 Tenn. cops on leave following toilet tipping incident

Police are investigating an incident in which four Memphis officers tipped over a portable toilet in pursuit of a suspect hiding in one of them


By Police1 Staff

MEMPHIS — Police are investigating an incident in which four Memphis police officers tipped over a portable toilet in pursuit of a suspect hiding in one of them.

WMC-5 reports the officers were pursuing 31-year-old Joseph Hampton when the incident occurred.

The officers trailed the suspect to the row of portable toilets at a construction site and checked them – knocking over the one Hampton was hiding in before lifting it back up as he stumbled out.

Hampton was wanted for criminal trespassing and evading arrest, according to the report.

An official complaint has not been filed in the incident, but the officers have been placed on paid leave while the MPD investigates. 

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