NAACP Addresses Concerns On Clemmons Shooting

Posted at 9:28 AM, Apr 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-18 20:13:36-04

The Nashville branch of the NAACP held a news conference to discuss concerns regarding a deadly police shooting in Nashville two months ago.

Jocques Clemmons was shot and killed by Metro Officer Josh Lippert during an altercation following a traffic stop in East Nashville. Officials with Metro Nashville Police said Clemmons had a gun.

NAACP President Ludye Wallace said they are not satisfied with talks so far, and they are suspicious of the process. 

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation concluded its investigation last week and forwarded it to the District Attorney’s Office. It’s not clear when the report would be made public.  

The DA chose a panel to help him review the investigative findings. Wallace said during the news conference that the panel does not include any minorities.

However, a spokesperson for the DA's office said there are African Americans involved in the review.

When asked what they would do if the DA came back with no wrong doing for the officer, Wallace said they will do whatever is necessary.

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