Tennessee man sues after surviving police shooting

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 a police traffic stop and was shot by a Memphis officer in September 2018. Banks was critically wounded.

Three officers involved in the shooting were not charged. Banks was charged with evading arrest and unlawful weapons possession. He was released from jail after pleading guilty.

Police have said the officers did not have their body cameras activated as required by department policy.

The $10 million lawsuit filed in federal court by attorney Arthur Horne says the officers were directed to deactivate the cameras.

The city of Memphis declined comment on the lawsuit.

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