Jury Deliberates in Transgender Beating Trial

myfoxmemphis.com – Les Smith

Memphis, Tenn. – The fate of a former Memphis Police officer now lies in the hands of a jury after closing arguments were delivered Wednesday in the trial of Bridges McRae, accused of violating the civil rights of the late-transgender Duanna Johnson during a beating caught on tape.

He has been surrounded outside court by friends and family for more than week. But, as a federal jury pondered his fate beginning Wednesday afternoon, former Memphis Police officer Bridges McRae only sought the support provided by prayer.