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City of Tallahassee gives PBA more time to file new injunction to withhold officer's name in McDade shooting

Posted at 5:47 PM, Jun 08, 2020

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The city of Tallahassee is holding off on releasing the name of the police officer-involved in deadly Tony McDade shooting.

Tony McDade was shot and killed by a police officer last month at the Leon Arms apartment complex on Holton Street.

Police say the officer shot McDade, after McDade pointed a gun at him. For the officer's protection, the Big Bend Police Benevolent Association filed an injunction to stop the officer's name from being released.

PBA says that officer received threats following the shooting. After the PBA failed to get an injunction last week, the city said it would move forward with releasing that officer's name on Monday.

But, after the city manager and deputy city manger met with TPD over the weekend, they agreed to delay releasing that officer's information.

We spoke to the president of the Big Bend PBA, Richard Murphy.

He says the city granted the association a five-day extension on releasing any information, which means it would happen this Friday at the earliest. He also told us that PBA plans to file a new injunction.