Body cameras didn't capture officer shooting man; 3 officers relieved of duty in Memphis

(Credit: Family of Martavious Banks)

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(Credit: Family of Martavious Banks)

Three officers have been "relieved of duty" pending investigation after a Memphis Police Department officer shot a man in South Memphis.

Officials released new details surrounding the incident Tuesday, including the fact that the shooting wasn't captured on the officer's body camera.

Police Director Mike Rallings provided an update on the investigation Tuesday, saying that the investigation is ongoing.

"I'm not confident that policy was followed," Rallings said.

According to Tennessee Bureau of Investigation officials, the Shelby County District Attorney’s Office requested that TBI investigate the incident.

The investigation is underway to determine if the actions of the officers were justified.

According to MPD, the shooting happened around 6:30 p.m. following a traffic stop in the 1200 block of Gill Avenue.

When officers approached the vehicle and asked the driver for his ID and insurance information, the driver told police he didn't have either.

Police said the driver -- identified as Martavious Banks -- began reaching downward when an officer saw a gun inside the car.

That is when Banks fled the scene, hitting a curb before police stopped the car a second time on Gill Avenue. Police said he then ran away from officers.

Police chased the man and a “confrontation occurred,” according to MPD. The man was shot by police and was taken to Regional One in critical condition.

According to officials, Banks had six outstanding warrants against him. He had four separate arrest warrants for suspended licenses, assault and violation of probation.

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Rallings said when Banks got out of his car and led police on a foot chase, all three officers involved did not have their body cameras activated so the shooting was not captured on his video.

"Let me assure you that I will get answers, and we will hold officers accountable,” said Rallings.

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