A Memphis Police Officer accused of appearing in a rap video featuring members of the Bloods gang has been placed on administrative leave. MPD internal affairs detectives launched an investigation into Officer Paris Glass after receiving a citizen complaint.
A source told FOX13 News Officer Glass appeared in a music video for Memphis based rapper P. London. The video for the song titled “What’s Up [expletive]” depicts a group of women kidnapping people and executing them. Officer Glass plays one of the kidnappers, her face covered with a red bandana according to the source. Throughout the video people are wearing red, throwing gang signs and pointing semi-automatic handguns at the camera. The source told FOX13 News some of the people in the video are known members of the Bloods, a criminal street gang.
Officer Glass joined the MPD in 2007. She was assigned to the Airways Station until Wednesday when she was placed on paid administrative leave.
MPD Director Toney Armstrong declined to comment on the situation. A spokesperson said, “This investigation is ongoing.”
Detectives are probing both the officer’s appearance in the video and her relationship with the alleged gang members.
The citizen who filed the complaint claims the officer was taking information from internal police databases and passing it on to others.
While Officer Glass is the subject of an investigation, she has not been charged with a crime or a violation of MPD policy and procedure.