The household of Tyre Nichols — a Black man who died after being arrested by the Memphis Police earlier this month — is scheduled to view unreleased video footage associated to his dying on Monday.
Ben Crump and Antonio Romanucci, two attorneys for Nichols’ household, stated they would seem at a press convention after they met with Memphis officers to observe the footage.
“We’ll proceed to demand accountability and transparency on this case, and won’t cease till we obtain full justice for Tyre and his household,” Crump and Romanucci stated in an announcement.
Nichols died on Jan. 10, three days after he was stopped by Memphis Police for reckless driving. He fled the scene of the visitors cease however was in the end taken into custody after what police stated have been two “confrontations” with officers.
Authorities stated the 29-year-old Nichols complained of “shortness of breath” after his arrest and was taken to the hospital in important situation. Nichols’ household stated the police “brutalized” him so badly that he turned “unrecognizable.”
A photograph that has circulated in information studies and on social media reveals a badly bruised Nichols mendacity in a hospital mattress after his violent arrest.
Final week the Memphis Police Division stated it had concluded its administrative investigation into Nichols’ dying and introduced it had fired 5 officers: Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Emmitt Martin III, Desmond Mills, Jr. and Justin Smith. Like Nichols, the entire officers are Black.
Memphis Police Chief Cerelyn ‘CJ’ Davis stated the officers had violated a number of police division insurance policies, together with extreme use of drive, obligation to intervene and obligation to render support.
“The Memphis Police Division is dedicated to defending and defending the rights of each citizen in our metropolis,” Davis stated in an announcement. “The egregious nature of this incident isn’t a mirrored image of the nice work that our officers carry out, with integrity, day by day.”
The Shelby County District Lawyer’s Workplace stated it understood the “cheap request from the general public” to view the video of Nichols dying and that it was working to find out how rapidly it might launch the footage and would achieve this as quickly as doable.
“Nevertheless, we should guarantee we abide by relevant legal guidelines and moral guidelines in order that we don’t jeopardize an ongoing investigation or prosecution,” the workplace stated.
The Justice Division and the FBI are investigating Nichol’s dying, and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has additionally launched its personal inquiry.