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US Attorney's Office: No further investigation, action needed in Jocques Clemmons case

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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)
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

The U.S. Attorney's Office has decided not to take further action in a deadly police-involved shooting that happened in Nashville earlier this year.

Jocques Clemmons was shot and killed by Metro Police Officer Joshua Lippert after a confrontation during a traffic stop in the James Cayce public housing development on Feb. 10.

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.

The feds were reviewing the investigations conducted by the Metro Nashville Police Department and the TBI.

Below is the full statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office:

The United States Attorney’s Office, in conjunction with the FBI and the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, has concluded the review of the investigations by the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation into the Jocques Clemmons deadly force incident. We conclude that no further investigation or action is warranted.

The Metro Nashville Police Department released this statement following the announcement:

The police department agreed with the decision of federal authorities for the FBI to monitor the investigation. We appreciate the diligence of the FBI and the Department of Justice in their review.

The Andrew Jackson Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 released the following statement:

The Andrew Jackson Lodge #5 is pleased to hear that, after a careful review of the facts of the case, the Department of Justice has found Officer Joshua Lippert to be acting within the confines of the law. We are equally pleased to hear that the Department of Justice has found the investigation conducted by the MNPD and TBI to be satisfactory, and that they have determined that “no further investigation or action is warranted”. This news reaffirms our position that, the actions of Officer Lippert were justified, and that the investigators at the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department are of the best in the nation. While incidents like these are tragic for everyone involved, we appreciate the time that everyone has invested to ensure a fair and transparent investigation which resulted in a determination based on the facts of the day.

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