District Attorney says one of their investigators may be a witness in Kroger gas station shooting

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — An investigator with the District Attorney’s office might be a witness in the shooting at a Kroger gas station that killed Alvin Motley Jr., Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich said.

The investigator has been put on leave without pay for failing to notify the DA immediately.

Weirich’s office also announced that she has recused the Shelby County District Attorney’s Office from prosecution in this case due to the potential witness within the office and that a special prosecutor has been requested.

“I do not want anything to cast a shadow over the pursuit of justice so I am recusing our office,” a statement from the DA’s office said.

Alvin Motley Jr. was shot and killed after an argument allegedly over loud music.

Memphis Police said Allied Universal Security guard and former Horn Lake Police Officer Gregory Livingston shot and killed Motley.

Read the full statement from Weirich’s office below.

“Today I learned an investigator in this office had an off-duty job with Allied Security and might be a witness in the prosecution of Gregory Livingston. The investigator has been put on leave without pay for failing to notify me of this immediately. I do not want anything to cast a shadow over the pursuit of justice so I am recusing our office. I have spoken to Mr. Crump, the family’s attorney, and have asked the District Attorney’s conference to appoint a special prosecutor.”

Alvin Motley Jr’s family has retained prominent civil rights attorney Ben Crump to fight for justice.

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