Tennessee News Minute
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - A Tennessee appeals court has upheld a decision to deny diversion to a former school bus driver convicted of negligent homicide in a 2016 crashed that killed six children. News outlets report the ruling was issued Tuesday in the case of Johnthony Walker. Judge Don Poole last year sentenced Walker to four years in prison and said then that Walker shouldn't be given diversion because the crash was so horrific. Walker appealed, arguing that Poole based his decision on only one of six factors.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The University of Tennessee will set up a livestream at a rock that's often painted by students to promote events, but was recently marred by an anti-Semitic message. Knoxville campus Chancellor Donde Plowman wrote Wednesday that the livestream feed will be made available for anyone to see, showing that the university community is taking collective responsibility for the Rock. Plowman wrote that university police have increased patrols at the Rock.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A Tennessee man who survived a shooting by police during a traffic stop alleges in a lawsuit that officers were told to turn off body cameras during the incident. Authorities say Martavious Banks ran from police and was shot by a Memphis officer during a traffic stop in September 2018. Banks was critically wounded.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Authorities say a suspect was fatally shot and two deputies were injured when law enforcement officers served an arrest warrant in Memphis, Tennessee. Sheriff's deputies in Shelby County were inside a trailer home when, officials say, gunfire erupted Wednesday afternoon. Authorities say one deputy was shot several times and the other was apparently bitten by a dog.
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