Justice For Jocques Coalition Holds Town Hall Meeting

Posted at 6:11 PM, May 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-20 20:19:31-04

"My question to the D.A. is, ya'll don't have no power, do you?"

It was an issue that mattered to the people at a town hall meeting held by the Justice for Jocques Coalition.

The coalition held the town hall on Saturday for the community to address Metro leaders about problems that they said need fixing.

"When is the Mayor going to be the Mayor, and handle the police chief? Number two when is the D.A. going to be the D.A. and be the chief prosecutor in this jurisdiction and stop allowing the police to do it," said Pastor Davie Tucker, of Beech Creek Community Baptist Church.

The only problem: a lot of those questions couldn't be answered by the representatives the Mayor's Office and District Attorney's office sent.

"I can't really speak for the mayor to that particular question. That's a question that has to come directly from the Mayor," said Lonnell Matthews, of the Mayor's Office.

"That's a question for general Funk," said an Assistant District Attorney.

But people like Jocques Clemmons' parents were hoping their questions could be answered on Saturday.

The Metro Nashville Police Department was not represented at the town hall, even though an invitation was extended to the department.

This was just the first of what the community has expected to be many more meetings, and they said they hope to have some more questions answered next time around.

NewsChannel 5 reached out to MNPD and asked why there was no representative at the town hall meeting. We have not received a response.