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Officer's Lengthy Disciplinary Report Released In MNPD Shooting Investigation

Posted: 9:02 PM, Feb 14, 2017
Updated: 2017-02-15 00:41:29-05

The disciplinary report of Officer Joshua Lippert, released by Metro Nashville Police Department officials, revealed a lengthy history of infractions.

Officer Lippert was placed on administrative assignment after he shot and killed 31-year-old Jocques Clemmons near James Cayce Homes.

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The report outlined eight instances where he was reprimanded. Lippert, a five year police veteran, took the oath of office in June, 2012.  
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Lippert's personnel file is more than 300 pages and details each of his disciplinary actions. 

One of those instances occurred in October, 2015 during a traffic stop. The files state he used poor judgment in using physical force to extract a motorist from his vehicle and did not give the arrestee the opportunity to have his vehicle picked up or towed.

Another instance occurred in June, 2013 outside of a honky tonk on Broadway.

Lippert was said to have used excessive force on a reported drunk man who kicked at him after Lippert took off the man's handcuffs. Lippert is said to have punched the man in the face.