MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - A Memphis cop accused of sexual battery says he didn't do it. December 7, 2011 was the second day in the trial of former officer Michael Kearney. He was hired by the department in 2008, but last summer he found himself on the wrong side of the law.
Kearney took an oath to serve and protect, but Jamarcho Carroll told jurors the officer didn't do either on August 1st, 2010. Carroll was in the victim's car when Kearney pulled her over.
"She was crying real bad. I asked her, did she get a ticket? She said no. I said, what did he do? She said I'm gonna tell you," he stated on the witness stand.
Carroll told jurors he didn't know why they were pulled over. He testified the officer took the victim to the backseat of his squad car.
Carroll: He had told her, move her panties, he touched her down there.
Counsel: When you say down there, where do you mean?
Carroll: Her privates.
Counsel: Did she tell you that?
But the defense attorney Blake Ballin tried to prove inconsistencies in testimony, specifically what the victim told jurors on day one of the trial.
Ballin: [The victim] testified yesterday that she didn't tell you she had been touched inappropriately by Mr. Kearney; that would be untrue, wouldn't it?
Ballin: Because your testimony today is that she did tell you what happened.
Closing arguments are expected December 8th.