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Statement from Mayor Strickland on shooting
Statement from Mayor Strickland on shooting
Posted on 09/19/2018

Mayor Jim Strickland's statement today on Monday night's officer-involved shooting:

"Although I am out of town, I've been in constant contact with Director Rallings since the incident Monday night.

"From what I understand, cameras were turned off prior to the shooting. Plainly said, that's disturbing. In my eyes, it is unacceptable and inexcusable — no question about it.

"We're going to get to the bottom of this. While the TBI is investigating the shooting, our administrative investigation has already started. I've directed our team to conduct the investigation as quickly as possible."

Mayor Strickland also released an earlier statement Tuesday afternoon.

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