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Family: Man not armed when shot by police

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Jones' family says the Memphis Police Department's Crisis Intervention Team had things under control when the officer, who was not a member of the team, shot Glen. Jones' family says the Memphis Police Department's Crisis Intervention Team had things under control when the officer, who was not a member of the team, shot Glen.
Adrian says it appeared the officer's gun went off when he tripped on the step shooting his brother in the chin and neck area. Adrian says it appeared the officer's gun went off when he tripped on the step shooting his brother in the chin and neck area.
The family of Glen Jones, who is recovering at The MED, wants the charges dropped against him because they say he was not armed when an officer shot him. The family of Glen Jones, who is recovering at The MED, wants the charges dropped against him because they say he was not armed when an officer shot him.

(WMC-TV) - A brother of a man shot by Memphis police is raising questions against the police department.

The family of Glen Jones, who is recovering at The MED, wants the charges dropped against him because they say he was not armed when an officer shot him.

Jones' family says the Memphis Police Department's Crisis Intervention Team had things under control when the officer, who was not a member of the team, shot Glen.

"He had no knife. He was standing with his hands down to his side," said Jones' brother, Adrian.

Adrian says his brother did not have a knife when a Memphis police officer shot him at the family home in South Memphis Monday night. Police said Jones stabbed the officer.

Jones says his brother has mental issues and his family called police in the past dealing mainly with crisis intervention officers.

"I called to make sure they knew my brother Glen was mental and made sure CIT officer are the ones to respond," said Adrian.

Jones says CIT officers did show up.

He said he and his niece called because his brother had become angry, because his father would not give him money for cigarettes. He also said his brother had a butcher knife, but he was not threatening anyone with the knife.

Jones said CIT officers and other officers were on the porch trying to get Glen to open the door and come out of the house. He says his brother did eventually open the door, and officers were talking with him.

"That one little ol' small officer busted up between that CIT officer with the bean bag gun and myself and jumped in, and [he] said get on the ground you crazy, mother," said Adrian.

Adrian says it appeared the officer's gun went off when he tripped on the step shooting his brother in the chin and neck area. The other shot went through the wall near the ceiling in the house. The officer was taken to The MED with a wound on his arm.

Adrian Jones says he has no idea how he got that wound.

Police director Toney Armstrong said he talked with Adrian and is aware of his allegations. Armstrong said the shooting is under investigation and the findings will be turned over to the district attorney.

Armstrong would not release the officer's name because he has not yet been debriefed.

Glen was charged Tuesday with attempted first-degree murder.

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