9 Officers fatally shoot 1 man on Tennessee I-65; traffic stopped, multiple witnesses

One of nine officers who opened fire on a man on a Tennessee interstate Thursday has been stripped of his police powers pending a review of the incident, Nashville police said Friday.

Authorities released body camera video of a standoff on the interstate that ended when the nine fired their guns, killing a man accused of carrying a box cutter.

Metropolitan Nashville Police Department Chief John Drake ordered the decommissioning of police powers for Officer Brian Murphy, a 25-year department veteran, who fired the final two shots from a rifle, according to a statement.

Five other Nashville officers who opened fire were placed on administrative leave while the department’s review of police positioning, tactics, and procedures got underway, the department said.  (cont)