• Martavious Banks files $10M lawsuit against the City of Memphis

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    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A lawsuit has been filed by a man shot by Memphis police against the City of Memphis and the three officers involved in the shooting.

    FOX13 got our hands on the lawsuit filed yesterday by Martavious Banks.

    Banks is seeking $10 million.

    The suit said the officers used excessive force and shot him more than 20 times causing emotional and physical injuries.

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    It also said the officers tried to cover up what happened by turning off their body cams.


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    The suit goes on to claim the city did not properly train the officers.

    Banks was shot during a traffic stop last September.

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    He pled guilty to charges connected to the stop including evading arrest and was released from jail three weeks ago.

    Click here for a full copy of the lawsuit 

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