Memphis PD fires 5 officers involved in arrest of Tire Nichols

Five Memphis police officers were fired for using excessive force. And “violating other policies” during the arrest of 29-year-old Tire Nichols, as reported by Fox News.

More Details About 5 Dismissed Officers and Violation of Policies

According to the source, the five officers fired include Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Emmitt Martin III, Desmond Mills Jr. and Justin Smith. Officers have been in the force for between two and a half to five years. And in addition to using excessive force during Tire Nichols’ arrest, they failed to “provide aid” and fulfill their “duty to intervene.”

The police department issued a written statement detailing “internal charges of the department,” as reported by the police. Commercial claims.

Earlier today, each of the charged officers was fired from the Memphis Police Department. The serious nature of this incident does not reflect the good work our officers perform with integrity on a daily basis.

The officers were fired on Friday night.

Tire Nichols death and justice for him and his family

Ben Crump and Antonio Romanucci, attorneys for the Nichols family, responded to the Memphis Police Department’s actions with a joint statement.

This is the first step towards achieving justice for Tire and his family. They are also responsible for taking the life of this man and his fatherless child.

The attorneys stated that they will continue to “demand transparency and accountability.” And the Memphis Police Department has agreed to provide body-camera footage of Nichols’ arrest to his family. And share it with the public, after their internal investigation is over.

Nichols’ sister has since spoken out about her brother’s arrest and brutal death.

To see their faces makes me angry. I’m trying to hold it together, but my heart’s been ripped apart. This is torture.

Jamal Dupree, one of Nichols’ older brothers, also released a joint statement with a family friend.

Knowing the history of police interactions with the Black community over time, these men have seized power and instead of doing something to improve the future and honor the past, they have become no better than the days of Emmett Till. They let us all down. Justice will be served to them.

Based on Fox NewsThe Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is also looking into the force used during the arrest.

Relatives of Nichols have accused five officers of beating him until he suffered a heart attack while in custody. While police have said he had a “medical emergency”, according to the outlet’s report.

Tire Nichols’ arrest

Nichols is said to have been stopped for reckless driving around 8:30 p.m. on January 7. A “confrontation” ensued and Nichols is said to have fled before police arrested him. . Officers say another “confrontation” has taken place.

Based on Fox News, Nichols complained of shortness of breath. And was taken to St. Francis is “in critical condition.” He died three days later on January 10.

An image of Nichols in the hospital was shared shortly after his death, as reported by Commercial Complaints. It showed he was intubated and his face was “disfigured by a combination of significant injuries.” In addition, his nose is “almost curved into an ‘s’ shape”. And blood was seen on his hospital tubes and sheets.

Family members believe Nichols suffered multiple injuries including kidney failure and brain swelling. Nichols’ stepfather, Rodney Wells, added that the 29-year-old “was connected to a dialysis machine before he died.” The family is said to be appealing to the officers charged with “murder”.

Body camera footage is supposed to be released to the family as early as Monday, according to News Action 5.


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