TBI files handed to DA's office in officer involved shooting - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

TBI files handed to DA's office in officer involved shooting

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

The Shelby County District Attorney's office will soon decide whether to press charges against two Memphis police officers accused of shooting and killing a man in Memphis.

Jonathan Bratcher was shot and killed in January. Reportedly, Bratcher opened fire on Officers Clement Marks and Alexander Fleites while trying to escape. 

The complete TBI file has just been handed over to the District Attorney's office after almost four months of investigation. Now, many people are questioning if this file will become public, following the example of the Darrius Stewart case.

A look into Officer Clement Marks' background shows he fired his gun three times in the past four years at people. 

"We still demand justice on both sides," William Green said.

Green is Jonathan Bratcher's brother and said he, along with other family and friends, have waited patiently for justice to be achieved.

It's now up to the DA's office to decide if the officers involved in the shooting will be brought up on charges, or if the death of Bratcher will be ruled a justified shooting.

WMC Action News 5 investigators uncovered the cause of death according to Bratcher's death certificate was a gunshot wound to the back of the head.

"We are going to let the evidence speak for itself, this is not going to be something we are going to brush under the rug or brush under a cover up," Green said.

Green said he hopes the TBI file will be released to the public, just as it was in Stewart's case last year. Traditionally, however, TBI files are sealed to the public.

"We are pushing for stop the violence on the street side, but we are also pushing for stop the violence on the law side," Green said.

He said there is one burning question he hopes will be answered by reading the files.

"What was the officer thinking? What was he thinking when he was shooting?" Green said.

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