Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Strickland on Shooting: 'We're Going to Get to the Bottom of This'

Posted By on Wed, Sep 19, 2018 at 1:41 PM

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In a Wednesday afternoon statement, Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland said that the officer's body camera was turned off during the shooting of Martavious Banks on Monday was "disturbing," "unacceptable, and inexcusable."

Here's Strickland's full statement:

"Although I am out of town, I've been in constant contact with Director [Michael] Rallings since the incident Monday night.
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"From what I understand, cameras were turned off prior to the shooting. Plainly said, that's disturbing. In my eyes, it is unacceptable and inexcusable — no question about it.

"We're going to get to the bottom of this. While the TBI is investigating the shooting, our administrative investigation has already started. I've directed our team to conduct the investigation as quickly as possible."

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