On Friday, Memphis authorities launched a video of a violent beating of Tyre Nichols by cops. The footage, which is over an hour lengthy, exhibits the officers holding down and repeatedly putting the 29-year-old Black motorist as he screams for his mom earlier than dying.
Police Launch Video of Tyre Nichols Beating
This video was launched sooner or later after the officers concerned had been charged with homicide in Nichols’ demise.
The authorized staff for the Nichols household has in contrast this assault to the well-known 1991 police beating of Rodney King in Los Angeles.
The footage additionally contains an officer saying he’ll use a baton on Nichols, and exhibits one officer elevating his baton whereas different officers maintain Nichols down. After the beating, officers are seen standing round for a number of minutes as Nichols lies propped in opposition to a automotive, then slumped onto the road.
(Full video HERE.)
WARNING: That is the brutal bodycam footage of Tyre Nichols. It’s VERY troublesome to observe, particularly the tip when he calls out to his mom. pic.twitter.com/eTUh0GsEsG
— Ben Crump (@AttorneyCrump) January 28, 2023
As The Shade Room beforehand reported, the footage has been proven to Nichols’ household. Memphis Police Director Cerelyn “CJ” Davis has requested residents to “protest peacefully” as soon as the footage goes public.
This isn’t only a skilled failing. It is a failing of primary humanity towards one other particular person.
5 Former Memphis Police Officers Charged In Dying Of Tyre Nichols
5 former Memphis cops have been charged with second-degree homicide within the demise of 29-year-old Tyre Nichols. In line with CBS Information, the announcement was made by Tennessee authorities on Thursday.
All 5 are out of jail after posting bond as of Friday morning, per NBC experiences. Bean, Mills and Smith posted $250,000 bond; Haley and Martin posted $350,000 bond.
5 officers charged with homicide in Tyre Nichols’ demise:
Emmitt Martin III
Desmond Mills Jr.
2 of the officers, Mills and Smith, posted $250,000 bond & had been launched: @nbcnewshttps://t.co/4fQX13zp42 pic.twitter.com/kj1IWnFnnX
— Shomari Stone (@shomaristone) January 27, 2023