TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Nov 11, 2014

At the request of Jackson police, District Attorney General Jerry Woodall has asked the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) to open an independent investigation of a police officer’s discharge of a weapon, which resulted in the death of Cinque D’Jahspora. The incident, which took place Nov. 6, allegedly occurred after D’Jahspora attacked and stabbed the officer, who was responding to a call about a man causing a disturbance. D’Jahspora's family held a news conference yesterday to also call for an independent investigation. The Jackson Sun looks at the issues.