Tire Nichols’ family will see video related to his death after Memphis arrest : NPR

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A portrait of Tire Nichols is displayed at a memorial service for him on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 in Memphis, Tennessee.

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A portrait of Tire Nichols is displayed at a memorial service for him on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 in Memphis, Tennessee.

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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.

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