Memphis, TN — New details are emerging about the confession in the police corruption scandal. One of the officers appears to have rolled over on his fellow officer. In open court prosecutors said Billy Scott has given a detailed and accurate confession. “I’m sorry for the embarrassment it caused,” Scott told us as he rushed from the courtroom Tuesday.
Billy Scott is the second officer in the case to make bond. His co-defendant officer John Vaughan bonded out last week. The fourth person charged is the only civilian in the case, April Veach, is also out on bond. Now only Officer David Tate remains behind bars. In court prosecutors said they “view him in a different category.”
The prosecution plans to use taped conversations to prove a series of crimes. The crimes include drugs, bringing prostitutes to Tunica casinos, and planning a heist at the East Memphis home of pro-wrestler Jerry Lawler.
Officer Billy Scott’s bond comes on several conditions. He cannot carry a gun or ammunition, even though he is an officer on paid leave. The judge also made it very clear he is not to talk to any witnesses. He’ll also have to talk with a drug counselor about a steroid abuse problem.