Tire Nichols’ family will see video related to his death after Memphis arrest : NPR
The family of Tire Nichols — a black man who died after being arrested by Memphis police earlier this month — will view never-before-seen video footage of his death on Monday.
Ben Crump and Antonio Romanucci, two attorneys for Nichols’ family, said they would appear at a press conference after meeting with Memphis officials to review the footage.
“We will continue to demand accountability and transparency in this matter, and we will not stop until we get justice for Tyr and his family,” he added. said Crump and Romanucci in a report.
Nichols died on January 10, three days after being pulled over by Memphis police for reckless driving. He fled from the traffic control, but was eventually apprehended the police said two “clashes” with officers.
Authorities say Nichols, 29, complained of “shortness of breath” after his arrest and was taken to hospital in critical condition. Nichols’ family said police “beat” him so badly that he was “unrecognizable.”
A photo circulating in newspapers and on social media shows a badly bruised Nichols lying in a hospital bed after his violent arrest.
Last week, the Memphis Police Department said it had completed its administrative investigation into Nichols’ death announced that it had fired five officers: Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Emmitt Martin III, Desmond Mills, Jr. and Justin Smith. Like Nichols, all cops are black.
Memphis Police Chief Cerelyn “CJ” Davis said officers violated several police policies, including excessive use of force, the duty to intervene and the duty to assist.
“The Memphis Police Department is committed to protecting and defending the rights of every citizen of our city,” Davis said in a statement. “The egregious nature of this incident does not reflect the good work our officers do with integrity every day.”
The Shelby County District Attorney said it understands the public’s “reasonable request” to view the video of Nichols’ death and is working to determine how soon it can and will release the footage. as soon as possible.
“However, we must ensure that we comply with applicable laws and ethical rules so as not to jeopardize an ongoing investigation or prosecution,” the agency said.
The Justice Department and FBI are investigating Nichol’s death Tennessee Research Bureau also launched its own investigation.
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