Damian Cooper

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Service Record

Shelby County Tennessee Sheriff's Office

Rank Deputy
Badge Number 10369
Salary $55,719 (2022)[1]
Last Known Status Administrative Leave[2]

Incident Reports

2019 Assault of Derron Pegues

On February 25, 2019, Cooper used pepper spray, punched, and used a headlock against Pegues, who was not being aggressive or resisting.[3]

The incident was captured on surveillance camera.[3]

Response Timeline

Cooper received an oral reprimand.[3]

2020 Assault of Damien Boone

On February 12, 2020, Cooper was involved in the assault of Boone, who was in custody.[4]

2020 Assault of Elvis Hester

Response Timeline

On January 13, 2021, Hester filed a lawsuit against the county and several deputies for violation of his civil rights under the First and Fourteenth Amendments and use of unnecessary and excessive force.[4]

In March 2023, the lawsuit was settled.[4]

2022 Death of Gershun Freeman

Damian Cooper booking photo
Damian Cooper

Response Timeline

On September 20, 2023, Cooper was indicted for aggravated assault resulting in the death of another.[5]

Cooper was placed on paid administrative leave.[2]

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