The five Memphis police officers responsible for the beating death of 29-year-old Tyre Nichols have been charged with second-degree murder.
It’s been reported that video of the fatal attack could be made public by the end of the week.
On January 7th in Memphis, Tennessee, a routine traffic stop turned deadly after Nichols was pulled over for reckless driving. After things took a turn for the worse, Nichols was beaten to the point of hospitalization. He died three days later.
BREAKING: All 5 former Memphis, Tennessee, police officers are in custody in connection with the death of Tyre Nichols, records show. https://t.co/GAOwIrKZZS pic.twitter.com/zW2mRVuilf
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) January 26, 2023
The officers officially reported “two confrontations” in the attempted apprehension. They were fired last week.
All five officers involved; Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Emmitt Martin III, Desmond Mills, and Justin Smith, have been charged with second-degree murder, official misconduct, official oppression and aggravated kidnapping.
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