Memphis Officers Charged In Tyre Nichols’ Death

(Memphis, TN) — The five former Memphis police officers involved in the violent arrest of Tyre Nichols are facing murder charges. Nichols, a Black man, died in the hospital days after a January 7th traffic stop involving the police officers, who are also Black. Shelby County District Attorney Steve Mulroy called the event a tragedy. He said the officers are behind bars and face second-degree murder and other charges. Mulroy said the body-cam footage of the arrest will be released Friday night.

Meanwhile, the Memphis police chief pleaded for calm before the expected release of body-cam footage showing Nichols’ arrest.

PHOTO PROVIDED BY THE SHELBY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE. From top row from left, Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Emmitt Martin III, bottom row from left, Desmond Mills, Jr. and Justin Smith. The five former Memphis police officers have been charged with second-degree murder and other crimes in the arrest and death of Tyre Nichols