FOX13 Investigates: MPD officer charged in deadly crash was suspended earlier this year

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — FOX13 uncovered new information about Antonio Marshall, the Memphis Police Officer charged with two counts of reckless vehicular homicide when he was off duty driving his car 114 miles per hour.

Marshall slammed into another car killing two cousins last Friday on Walnut Grove.

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According to personal records FOX13 obtained through an open records request, Marshall was suspended for three days in February of this year for violating three department policy rules during a shot fired call in September 2020.

One of those policy violations included engaging in an unauthorized pursuit of a vehicle leaving an apartment as Marshall and another officer was investigating shots fired call.

FOX13 asked the father of one of the victims about the police investigation into one of their own.

They ruled Marshall’s car plowed into another car, tearing it in half and killing Travis Parham.

At a balloon release in memory of his son, Travis Parham Sr. told us he had spoken to the mayor about the fatal accident now ruled a crime.

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“He will make sure that they will do whatever they have to do, in the means of the law, so this never happens again.”

FOX13 dug into the background of the 27-year-old’s police record.

His three-day suspension in February was for failing to turn on his body-worn camera.

Marshall did not call a supervisor after finding shells casing and a car damaged by bullets.

Marshall pursued a car that left the scene for a minute and eight seconds with his blue lights flashing and siren blaring without getting permission from a supervisor.

His three days suspension without pay started at the end of February and lasted into the first week of March.

Nearly four months later, Marshall would be interviewed again. This time by crash scene investigators, accused of speeding, crashing his car into another and killing two cousins.

Travis Parham Sr. told FOX13, “there is no excuse for it. There is no excuse for it they never had a chance.”