Police: Warrant issued for former Grizzlies PA announcer

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Police say an arrest warrant has been issued for Rick Trotter, who was the Memphis Grizzlies’ public address announcer for about the past decade.

Memphis Police Department spokesman Louis C. Brownlee says in a statement Tuesday that allegations of taking inappropriate photos at a Memphis church were made against Trotter on May 29.

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office website shows a warrant was issued Tuesday for the 40-year-old Trotter on four counts of photographing people without consent.

The Downtown Church in Memphis issued a statement on its website saying Trotter was fired as a church employee May 27 because of “deception and moral failures of a sexual nature.”

The Grizzlies say in a statement that Trotter is no longer affiliated with the organization.

Trotter was not in custody Tuesday evening. It was not known whether he has a lawyer.