Police: Officer in Tennessee shooting resigns during hearing

Published 02-23-2019

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A Tennessee police department says an officer who shot and wounded a driver last year has resigned, and three others have been given unpaid suspensions.

News outlets report the Memphis Police Department said 26-year-old Jamarcus Jeames resigned last week during an administrative hearing. Police have said Jeames shot 25-year-old Martavious Banks when he ran from a traffic stop on Sept. 17. Officers said they saw a gun in the vehicle.

Banks was hospitalized in critical condition. He and Jeames are both black.

The department said Officers Michael Williams and Christopher Nowell received 20-day unpaid suspensions and Lt. Charles Mowery received a five-day unpaid suspension.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation submitted its findings last month to Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich.

Weirich will decide whether to pursue charges against the officers.

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