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  • City fires third officer in excessive-force case [Memphis]

    01/10/2004 12:34:59 PM PST · by archy · 17 replies · 437+ views
    the Commercial-Appeal, Memphis, TN ^ | January 10, 2004 | Sherri Drake
    City fires third officer in excessive-force case [Memphis, TN] By Sherri DrakeContact January 10, 2004 A third Memphis police officer has been fired for using excessive force on a mentally unstable man who died during an arrest. Denvey Buckley, 43, died of a heart attack as he scuffled with officers April 19. Police were called to Buckley's home at 1115 Rembert in South Memphis because he drank bleach and cut his wrists and throat in a suicide attempt. Police used chemical spray and police batons to restrain him. Officer Kurtis Schilk, 32, was fired Jan. 2. He was an officer...