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Jocques Clemmons

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Members of the local group Justice For Jocques called off a meeting with Metro Police Chief Steve Anderson, taking issue with the audience he was requesting.

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Friends and family of an African American man killed by a Nashville police officer earlier this year say they will not forget. They’ve now begun what they say will be daily protests outside Metro’s East police precinct until the patrolman is fired.

Tony Gonzalez / WPLN

The Department of Justice is recommending that Nashville conduct a thorough study of its policing culture. The direction comes after a white Metro police officer fatally shot a black man earlier this year.

Meribah Knight / WPLN

When 19-year-old Vastoria Lucas was shot multiple times next to a playground in an East Nashville public housing complex, her murder shocked the neighborhood.

She was a high school senior, a dedicated basketball player — an all-around good kid. And the brazenness of the killing, on a beautiful day with kids playing all around, stunned even the police.

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District Attorney Glenn Funk is defending state investigators’ decision not to re-interview a key witness in the fatal shooting of Jocques Clemmons by a city police officer. Funk said the investigation’s mission was to gather the facts independently, and he trusted state agents to do just that.

Tony Gonzalez / WPLN

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation file on the fatal shooting of a Nashville man by a police officer has been handed over to the U.S. Attorney’s office for review. It’s the first time the feds have reexamined evidence in a fatal shooting by Metro Police. 

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The state’s top law enforcement agency promised a complete and thorough investigation into the fatal shooting of a Nashville man by a city police officer. But a WPLN examination of a 600-page case file casts doubt on the thoroughness of the probe, and it reveals discrepancies between how the case was investigated and how officials have been describing their work for months.

Tony Gonzalez / WPLN

The complete investigation file on the fatal shooting of a black man by a white metro police officer was released today. Among the 615 pages of material, is concern over how the man’s gun was handled at the scene and a single witness who claims the officer used a racial slur just moments after the shooting.

Tony Gonzalez / WPLN

The first test for a new agreement between Metro Police and the District Attorney showed there's still some gray area in who leads investigations when a Nashville officer shoots someone. The topic is high on the agenda when DA Glenn Funk and police chief Steve Anderson meet for a mediation session with the mayor on Friday.

Chas Sisk / WPLN

Although a Metro police officer will not face charges for the February shooting of an African-American man, District Attorney Glenn Funk is calling for changes.

The policy recommendations could affect how both law enforcement and the courts operate.

Funk determined last week that Officer Joshua Lippert acted in self-defense when he killed Jocques Clemmons after a traffic stop in East Nashville. But he adds there are some aspects of the shooting that raise questions.

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