• MPD officer involved in Martavious Banks shooting turned body camera off during another incident

    By: Greg Coy

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    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - MPD has identified each officer involved in the shooting in South Memphis.

    Here are the names of each officer involved:

    1. Officer Jamarcus Jeames (26) (Involved in the initial traffic stop and is the officer who fired shots)  Hired: March of 2017
    2. Christopher Nowell (27) (Involved in initial traffic stop and made the scene after shooting occurred) Hired: September of 2014
    3. Michael R. Williams II (27) (Involved in the initial traffic stop and made the scene as the shooting occurred) Hired: August of 2015

    Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland released the following statement:

    "The investigation is proceeding as it should, and we remain committed to finding out exactly what happened."

    Williams II is the son of the Memphis Police Association President Michael Williams.

    He has a prior case where he was accused of turning off his body camera during a traffic stop in August of 2017. Reports say he was given a written reprimand as punishment in that case.

    Officer Williams also has two accidents on his record -- he was given a reprimand for this as well.

    Martavious Banks was shot by police during a traffic stop -- each officer had their body cameras turned off during the shooting.

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    The three officers were "relieved of duty" pending an investigation.


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