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.  
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.