Family Remembers Jocques Clemmons 1 Year Later

Posted at 9:32 PM, Feb 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-11 00:05:30-05

It's been one year since a man was shot and killed by a Metro police officer during a traffic stop in East Nashville.

On Saturday, family and friends remembered Jocques Clemmons. They held an event at Kirkpatrick Community Center in East Nashville.

His father and former teacher sang songs.

Other childhood friends shared memories of what it was like growing up with Clemmons.

People said it's important to mark the anniversary of Clemmons' death and remind the city they're still waiting for justice.

"It's been a long year, a very long year, but I ain't tired yet. I still have fight in me, and as long as I continue to lean on the Lord and let him guide my path, I'm going to keep fighting," Sheila Clemmons-Lee said.

Both of Clemmons' parents said they're thankful for the community's support.

"It let's us know that we are not alone in this fight, and we're going to keep it moving... we need to start standing up for our rights," Mark Terry Lee said.

They have also been raising money to support a wrongful death lawsuit.