NAACP is Joining Knoxville’s Mayor and Others Calling for Body Camera Footage of Deadly Officer-Involved Shooting at Austin East Magnate High School

The NAACP is calling for the release of body camera video of the deadly officer-involved shooting at Austin-East Magnet High School on April 12.

The Knoxville branch of the organization held a news conference outside Austin-East Magnet High School this (Tuesday) morning.

Reverend Sam Brown, president of NAACP in Knoxville says they are saddened by Anthony Thompson, Jr’s shooting death inside the school.  They are calling on Knox County District Attorney Charme Allen to release the body camera footage.  They are joined by Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon and three of the officers involved in the shooting.

The TBI investigation into this incident remains on-going. District Attorney Allen has said video will be released when the time is appropriate as her office is preserving any potential evidence in the event of a trial.

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