Family of officer-involved shooting victim skeptical about body cam rollout

Posted at 10:04 PM, May 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-09 23:18:33-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Metro Nashville has announced it has selected a camera manufacturer to outfit Metro Police officers on the beat with body cameras.

But Sheila Clemmons Lee remains skeptical.

Her son Jocques Clemmons was shot and killed by Metro Police in 2017, after police say he had a gun in his hand and refused to drop it.

She says she's skeptical of the timing of the announcement, as Metro Council members and the mayor are all up for re-election.

"It's election time and so they're trying to do whatever it takes just to win the voters over," Clemmons Lee said.

The district attorney eventually declined to prosecute Officer Josh Lippert.