TBI report released that found a Bradley County officer shooting justified
CLEVELAND, Tenn. (WDEF) – A TBI report finds that a police shooting in Cleveland in the summer of 2015 was justified.
The Cleveland Daily Banner reports today on the 408 page report.
In July of 2015, Bradley County Deputy Tiffany Oakley got into a fight with Allan White III outside her home, and fatally shot him.
The Sheriff said that she went home for a lunch break on her night shift around 2AM and found White in her driveway.
She said he was unresponsive at first, but then fought and choked her.
Oakley used a Taser on him first, but it had no effect.
She then shot him an unspecified number of times.
He later died at the hospital.
White’s family has filed a lawsuit against the Sheriff and the county, saying they were responsible for her death.
The suit claims that Oakley lied about her knowledge of White and that they, in fact, had had a prior relationship.
But the TBI report paints a different picture.
Investigators say they found no evidence of a prior relationship.
They also say that White was high on Meth at the time of the shooting.
A grand jury declined to take further action against the officer after seeing the report.
The family was informed of the results of the investigation last summer, and filed their suit anyway 30 days later.
The report has just been made public.