TBI, DA call for Jocques Clemmons investigation to be made publi - WSMV News 4

TBI, DA call for Jocques Clemmons investigation to be made public

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Jocques Clemmons (L) was shot and killed on Feb. 10 by Officer Joshua Lippert. (WSMV) Jocques Clemmons (L) was shot and killed on Feb. 10 by Officer Joshua Lippert. (WSMV)
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TBI Director Mark Gwyn and District Attorney General Glenn Funk are asking the Chancery Court to release to the public the investigation into the deadly shooting of Jocques Clemmons by a Metro police officer.

Gwyn and Funk filed a petition on Friday. It was released to Channel 4 on Monday afternoon.

They said it is in the best interest of the public that this file be made public immediately and posted to the district attorney’s website.

Clemmons was shot and killed by Officer Joshua Lippert in Cayce Homes in February after police said he ran a stop sign.

This is the first step in allowing the public to see what was found during the TBI’s investigation and whether Lippert will face charges.

“It’s about time. It has been four months,” said Theeda Murphy with the Justice for Jocques Coalition.

The shooting was captured on surveillance video. It shows Lippert pull over Clemmons and the two engage in a physical confrontation before Clemmons was shot twice in the back.

“We are ready. We are past ready. We have been waiting a long time,” said Gicola Lane with the Justice for Jocques Coalition.

Lane, Murphy and others in the coalition are ready to know if Lippert will be charged.

“It seems obvious to us. The investigation should be shut,” Murphy said.

Funk said he plans to announce the decision this week.

“Regardless, we are going to continue what we are doing,” Murphy said.

Members of the coalition said they will still stand strong knowing differences will be made on Clemmons’ behalf.

“We aren’t going away. We are going to continue this and we are going to continue to grow and we are going to continue to shed light on the issues Nashville is facing, because Nashville right now is not a city of everyone,” Lane said.

The Justice for Jocques Coalition will hold a people’s town hall on May 20. They are inviting the mayor and chief of police, as well as other city leaders, to talk about ways to improve the community regardless of Funk’s decision this week.

Click here to read the petition.

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