MNPD officer who killed Jocques Clemmons resigns from department

Posted at 10:34 PM, Oct 14, 2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Metro Nashville Police officer Joshua Lippert, who shot and killed Jocques Clemmons in 2017 has resigned from the department.

Lippert submitted his letter of resignation on Friday.

Clemmons was shot and killed after a traffic stop and chase which led to a confrontation. The District Attorney and police department cleared Lippert of wrongdoing.

Clemmons was armed with a gun, which is why police say Lippert shot him and no charges were filed.

However, the case was the first to create and highlight a stark racial divide in Nashville. It was what sparked outcry for police body cameras and a Community Oversight Board.

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Lippert's last day is October 25th.