On January 10th, police officers in Memphis killed Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old African American. The incident has sparked widespread outrage and calls for accountability, as well as questions about the use of force by police and the treatment of young people of color in the criminal justice system.
Recently, the Memphis Police Department released four body camera videos of the incident, which provide a disturbing and graphic account of the moments leading up to Nichols’s death. The footage, which was captured by officers body cameras on the scene, shows Nichols being brutally beaten by police. In parts of the videos, there is no sound.
The videos begin with officers attempting to detain Nichols for reckless driving. According to police reports Nichols attempted to flee, before being arrested.
Nichols was rushed to the hospital after reporting issues with breathing. He died three days later.
It is important to note that the events described in this article are still under investigation and any conclusion about the incident should be made only after the investigation is completed. The information in this article is based on the body camera footage released by the Memphis Police Department and other information provided by the Memphis Police Department.
This is a developing story…