Protesters demand Launch of Human Anatomy camera footage of Tennessee high school shooting

18 April 2021 Sunday 06:30
291 Reads
Protesters demand Launch of Human Anatomy camera footage of Tennessee high school shooting

Authorities said a 17-year-old pupil had a gun within the school and had been fatally shot in a confrontation with officials at a toilet.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, that is leading the investigation into the shooting, recognized the adolescent as Anthony J. Thompson Jr..

The TBI shared with a report upgrade Wednesday and stated during a subsequent battle with authorities, the student's gun had been fired, then law police fired twice.

Preliminary assessments indicate the bullet which broke the Knoxville Police Department officer wasn't fired from the pupil's handgun, accoording to the TBI report. The officer was hauled to the UT Medical Center with injuries which aren't predicted to become life threatening.

It's unknown that officer shot the pupil or just how many officers or pupils were at the restroom in the time of this shooting, the research concluded. What exactly occurred between authorities and Thompson remains under investigation.

Protesters say the TBI's first report on the episode was incorrect and the general public deserves to view the footage.

"As officers entered the restroom, the topic allegedly fired shots, striking an officer," TBI stated in a first statement. 1 officer returned fire, hitting the suspect, the TBI explained.

The defendant was pronounced dead at the scene, TBI manager David Rausch told reporters at the first briefing Monday evening.

"Initially they stated the reason he got taken was since he took the officer, but that was not correct. So I am hoping we will see what really occurred," Knoxville resident Aimee Jackson stated to local ABC affiliate WATE.

She explained releasing it until the analysis is complete could"taint the offender ethics of the circumstance."

Before this week, Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon requested the entire body footage to be published, but that petition was refused.

They're all on administrative leave.

Willson, who had been serving as the Austin-East school resource officer, was the officer that had been captured and remains hospitalized.

Three of these officers -- Money, Baldwin and Clabough -- stated they wanted the entire body camera movie published.

The law firm of Donald A. Bosch, representing those officers, said in a statement published Friday:"From the days after this tragic episode, there was considerable confusion over what happened."

"In a bid to accurately inform the general public, each of three officers completely support the launch of unedited body footage linked to this episode. Since Mayor Kincannon has openly voiced, she, and these officers, concur that the public interest will be served with the instantaneous release of those videos," the announcement said, according to the Knoxville News Sentinel.

Gun legislation in Tennessee have been in the spotlight following Gov. Bill Lee signed a statement a week that might enable many adults 21 and older to take handguns -- open carry or concealed carry -- with no license, background test or training.



You have to login for comment. If you are not a member? Register now.

Login Sign Up