Justice For Jocques Coalition Continues Demands For Officer's Firing

Posted at 8:46 PM, Nov 09, 2017

The Justice for Jacques Coalition continued to put pressure on the Metro Nashville Police Department by showing up at the police headquarters demanding to speak to the chief of police.

Jacques Clemmons was shot and killed by a Metro Police Officer Joshua Lippert in February. After multiple investigations, it was determined there was no need to prosecute Officer Lippert.

Since then, the Justice for Jacques Coalition has argued that Lippert should not be on the force. The group sent a letter to Chief Anderson on September 29, calling for his termination.

On October 23, Chief Anderson sent a certified letter to Clemmons' mother, saying completely understood the request to terminate Lippert, but it was not a matter that could be "concluded summarily."

"There are procedures that must be followed and there are, frankly, limitations on the authority of the chief of police to impose any disciplinary action," Anderson stated in the letter.

On Thursday, the coalition, which included Clemmons' mother, showed up to the Metro Police Headquarters to request to a meeting with Police Chief Steve Anderson.

Chief Anderson wasn't able to meet with Ms. Clemmons Lee because he was out of the state. No other leader was available at the time due to meetings.

Deputy Chief Damian Huggins met with her later Thursday evening to discuss her concerns.

However, that was after representation of the property owner walked into the Metro Police temporary Headquarters and asked the group to leave the property. They refused, prompting the property owner to call police to remove them from the property.