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Metro PD chief's letter chastises DA's office over criticism

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Metro Police Chief Steve Anderson (Source: Metro Police) Metro Police Chief Steve Anderson (Source: Metro Police)
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Metro Police Chief Steve Anderson sent a letter to the district attorney’s office over its criticism of the Jocques Clemmons investigation.

Clemmons was shot and killed by Metro Officer Joshua Lippert on Feb. 10. Last week, the district attorney’s office announced Lippert would not be charged, but raised concerns over how Metro police handled the investigation.

In the letter, Anderson addressed the district attorney’s office characterization that the case was declared “complete” within hours.

“Your account was, at best, a misstatement of the facts,” Anderson wrote.

“First, your statement defies any common sense evaluation. You are well aware that the MNPD continued this investigation for a number of days after the event,” the chief added.

Anderson went on to say the district attorney’s office should be fully aware that police investigate shooting cases for several days after the event.

Finally, Anderson urged the district attorney’s office to officially acknowledge its mistakes, saying failure to do so will “define their integrity.”

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