Final report released in officer-involved shooting death

By Janice Broach - bio | email

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - The Bartlett Police Department released its final report into the officer-involved shooting death of a drug suspect in North Memphis.

The case created a controversy because Bartlett officers served a warrant inside the city limits of Memphis.

The report revealed that officers discovered marijuana in a residence in Bartlett that led them to Malcolm Shaw's home.  The report cleared Detective Patrick Cici of any internal charges in the shooting death of Shaw.

Eight Bartlett police officers showed up outside Shaw's home on Standridge last month.  They were there to serve a search warrant on the hunt for marijuana.

Earlier, a Bartlett detective and a confidential informant bought a half an ounce of marijuana from Standridge.

According to the report, the officers had to ram the door, breaking down a steel door and a wooden door because no answered after officers announced their presence several times.

Cici went inside the house and the other officers followed protocol by wearing highly visible police equipment.  According to the report, Shaw made "the conscious decision to forcibly resist the officers by pointing a gun at them and threatening them with deadly force."

An autopsy report showed Shaw had cocaine and marijuana in his system at the time of the shooting.

The report stated that Cici, a 12-year veteran of the Bartlett Police Department, was highly trained.

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