US Feds take no action after reviewing police shooting

18:19  04 august  2017
18:19  04 august  2017 Source:   Associated Press

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Federal officials say they agree with a decision not to prosecute a white Tennessee police officer who fatally shot a black man after a traffic stop and have concluded no further action is warranted.

The U.S. Attorney's Office said Friday in a statement it had worked with the FBI and the Department of Justice in reviewing investigations by the Nashville Police Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation into the fatal shooting of Jocques Clemmons in February.

Nashville District Attorney General Glenn Funk announced earlier he wouldn't seek charges against Josh Lippert, saying the officer's actions met the legal definition of self-defense. Police, prosecutors and a key witness say Clemmons had a gun.

The decision drew a swift outcry from the NAACP, some clergy, Clemmons' family and other community members.

Police searching for man who climbed through patrol car window to escape .
Española police are searching for a shooting suspect who they say climbed out of a police car window and escaped custody. Police arrested Gary Martinez on Sunday afternoon. A patrolling officer recognized him as a suspect in a shooting that happened Thursday on Prince Drive and Harley Lane.

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