MEMPHIS, Tennessee. – The Latest on the shooting of a man by a police officer in Tennessee (all times are local):
A police chief in Tennessee says three officers involved in the shooting of a man during a traffic stop in Memphis is not on their body or in-car cameras are activated as dictated by department policy.
Memphis Police Director Michael Rallings said Tuesday that an investigation is underway to determine why the officers are not on their cameras, in the confrontation and the shooting of 25-year-old Martavious Banks.
The police said Banks, who is black, was in critical condition after being shot Monday evening.
The police spokeswoman Karen Rudolph said the officer who shot Banks, a 26-year-old black man, is relieved of duty pending an investigation. Rallings said that agent does not have body camera on, but it is not clear whether it was ever on, or if he is disabled during a foot pursuit of the Banks.
Rallings said two other officers involved in the hunt deactivated their cameras. They also are relieved of duty pending the investigation.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says that the investigation into the shooting of a man by a police officer during a traffic stop in Memphis, Tennessee.
Memphis police spokeswoman Karen Rudolph says the 25-year-old Martavious Banks is in critical condition Tuesday after he was shot during a confrontation with the officers on Monday. A police officer has been relieved of duty pending the outcome of the investigation.
After the shooting, Memphis police said that doing their own research, in place of the TBI look into it, because Banks do not die. TBI investigating officer-involved shootings where there is a death in Tennessee.
On Tuesday, Shelby County district attorney Amy Weirich asked the TBI, the state police office to investigate the shooting. TBI spokeswoman Susan Niland confirmed the investigation.
Protesters gathered at the scene where officials in Tennessee shot a man who is still in critical condition.
The quote from a Memphis police tweet, news outlets report that an armed man fled on foot during a traffic stop Monday, and was shot after a confrontation. On the scene, Janice Banks have the man as her son, 25-year-old Martavious Banks.
The protesters disputed the official account, claiming he was shot in the back and questions as to whether he fired a gun. She asked why the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation was not looking into the shooting, suggesting a cover-up. Police say the TBI is not involved because the Banks do not die.
The police have not yet disclosed the names, breeds and a number of officers who opened fire.
Around midnight, a small group remained. Maj. Doreen Shelton told the police to leave, saying the police were only “aggravating them.”