MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The person who shot a Memphis police officer throughout a 2015 drug investigation claims different officers beat him following his arrest.
Daniel Jefferson claims when he shot the plainclothes officer, he didn’t know he was with the Memphis Police Division.
“He jumped out on me together with his gun, so I let off my pictures, and I saved on going,” Jefferson mentioned. “I assumed it was only a common [expletive] — common individual attempting to rob me.”
When requested if he was sorry for taking pictures the officer, Jefferson replied: “No, since you see, I ain’t know who he was.”
However Jefferson may be very upset in regards to the beating he mentioned he endured by the hands of 5 law enforcement officials whereas handcuffed on the Raines police precinct.
“They beat me with chairs, ping pong tables; man, I had everlasting boot marks on my again for months,” Jefferson mentioned.
His account is specified by inside MPD paperwork. They present extreme power complaints have been upheld in opposition to three of the 5 accused officers.
“I don’t know should you ever bought stomped in your ribs, beat in your ribs, hit with chairs and [expletive], however that’s a tough butt-whopping to heal from,” Jefferson mentioned.
Jefferson ended up serving time for aggravated assault and being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun. The tried first-degree homicide cost in opposition to him was in the end dropped.
“I ain’t gonna lie, if I’d have knew he was an officer, I’d have surrendered. what I’m saying? I ain’t attempting to shoot no police officer,” Jefferson mentioned.
However he worries about what else may have occurred to him the day of his arrest and feels town ought to compensate him.
“They know they … should pay massive boy bag of cash, you hear me?” he mentioned, though acknowledged he hadn’t filed a lawsuit.
MPD didn’t reply to Jefferson’s claims when requested Monday.
A number of of the officers concerned within the case acquired suspensions, however their present employment standing was unclear as of Monday night.
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