The Memphis Police Department has penalized nine employees after the body of a homicide victim was left in an impounded van for seven weeks.
The employees were either suspended or terminated, Police Director Mike Rallings said. The body of Bardomiano Perez Hernandez was found behind the front seat of an impounded van on Feb. 5, 2018, seven weeks after the vehicle was impounded as evidence. An autopsy revealed Hernandez died of a gunshot wound to the torso. He was 33. An officer at the scene checked the vehicle before it was impounded but did not see anyone inside.