District Attorney releases full TBI report on deadly shooting of Jocques Clemmons
NASHVILLE, Tenn. —
The District Attorney's Office released the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's full case file Friday on the deadly shooting of Jocques Clemmons by a Metro Police officer in February.
Clemmons was shot and killed by MNPD Officer Josh Lippert Feb. 10 near Cayce Homes. The DA said Lippert attempted a traffic stop after Clemmons ran a stop sign and pulled into the complex. A confrontation ensued, and Lippert shot Clemmons three times.
The TBI's investigation revealed new facts to the case not previously released to the public. Fox 17 is combing through the report, totally near 500 pages, and will be updating this story throughout the day.
TBI reported Clemmons was driving his girlfriend's car the day of the shooting with a man, possibly his brother, and a dog in the car with him. .
A witness on the scene also neither confirm nor deny that any officers on scene said any racial slurs. Another witness told TBI he heard an officer call Clemmons a racial slur while standing over him after the shooting. TBI revealed they had conflicting accounts of this by the witness as he was interviewed on scene and later during the investigation.
In the TBI's report, Officer Lippert addressed these claims saying he secured Clemmons' weapon, called for extra medical attention and attempted to comfort Clemmons by holding his hand until medial back up arrived.
TBI also reported that Lippert's social media was not examined as part of the case, while Clemmons' Instagram, Facebook and phone records were. The DA's office and TBI said since Lippert was not accused of any crimes, there was no probable cause to request his social media records.
In May, the DA's office said it will not file criminal charges against Lippert, saying he acted in self-defense when he shot and killed Clemmons.
The full case file is available on the DA's website.