Police union says president related to officer in shooting

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee police labor union says its president is related to one of the officers involved in a shooting that left a black man in critical condition.

The Commercial Appeal reports the Memphis Police Association says one officer in the shooting of 25-year-old Martavious Banks is related to Michael Williams. Authorities haven’t released the officers’ names.

Vice President Essica Cage says in a video posted Thursday to the union’s Facebook page that she’ll be involved in the case instead.

Memphis police spokeswoman Lt. Karen Rudolph says Banks was shot Monday night while fleeing a confrontation with four officers, at least one of whom thought Banks was armed.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is investigating. When contacted by the newspaper, Williams said “I have to remain out of this one.”

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Information from: The Commercial Appeal, http://www.commercialappeal.com

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