A Tennessee police officer has been indicted for allegedly shooting an unarmed black man after the man was allegedly throwing rocks at officers and attacking his vehicle.
Ziggs County Prosecutor David Pringle announced Friday that Officer Jason Clark is the first officer to be indicted for fatally shooting Christopher Brawley in 2015.
Zips Police Chief Bill Zips said Clark was not at the scene of the shooting, but had called to investigate a disturbance.
Clark was initially charged with first-degree murder, but later was acquitted.
He is scheduled to appear in court on June 12.
In a statement released Friday, Clark’s attorney, John E. Moore, said the city will not be making any further statements regarding the case until the case is adjudicated.
Clark’s family is holding a vigil for Brawleys family at 6 p.m.
Sunday at the city jail in Nashville.
Clark has been suspended without pay pending the outcome of the investigation, the mayor’s office said in a statement.
Clark is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on June 16.