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Protesters Demand Firing Of MNPD Officer

Posted at 7:33 PM, Sep 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-29 23:39:48-04

A group of protesters gathered outside a Metro Police East Precinct asking that an officer be fired for shooting and killing Jocques Clemmons in February.

Clemmons' mother and father were both in the crowd after several agencies ended their investigations into the February shooting.

"I'm not out here fighting for just my son right now, i'm here fighting for everyone in the city of Nashville," said Sheila Clemmons-Lee, Jocques' mother.

In an open letter to Metro Police Chief Steve Anderson, she asks for a face-to-face meeting with him to discuss the firing of Officer Lippert.

In May, the police department office of professional responsibility recommended that Officer Lippert be exonerated, and the District Attorney declined to press charges against him.

Jacques Clemmons was shot and killed by Officer Josh Lippert back in February after a traffic stop in the James Casey homes.

Clemmons' death prompted several marches throughout downtown Nashville, and even the interruption of a metro council meeting.

Both metro Nashville and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation investigated the facts surrounding the case. Protests were sparked one month after the U.S. Attorney's office said the department of justice has concluded it's review of the shooting and said no further investigation is warranted in the case.

The group demanded that Officer Lippert be fired. They said they would continue to protest outside the precinct until action was taken.