Tag: Tyre Nichols

All 5 Ex-Memphis Officers Plead Not Guilty in the Beating Death of Tyre Nichols

All 5 Ex-Memphis Officers Plead Not Guilty in the Beating Death of Tyre Nichols

Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man who died after being severely assaulted during a traffic stop last month, was charged with multiple crimes, including second-degree murder. Five former Memphis police officers were accused in his death. They entered not guilty pleas on Friday. The cops, Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Desmond Mills Jr., Emmitt Martin III, and Justin Smith, each waived the official reading of their indictments and entered pleas on their behalf in their first court appearance following their arrest. The cops, who were a part of the SCORPION Unit crime-fighting unit, were also accused of aggravated assault, aggravated kidnapping, official misconduct, and official oppression in addition to second-degree murder. They were detained on January 26 and have since posted bond.

Biden Acknowledges Tyre Nichols During State of Union Address

Biden Acknowledges Tyre Nichols During State of Union Address

A week after Tyre Nichols’ funeral, President Biden hosted the parents of Nichols during the State of the Union address. After speaking with Nichols’ mother, the president promised to fulfill her wish for her son’s legacy. In addition, he urged police departments to hold officers accountable. Nichols, a 29-year-old father of a 4-year-old boy, was killed by Memphis police officers during a traffic stop on January 7. During Mr. Biden’s speech, RowVaughn Wells and her husband, Rodney Wells, stood.

Memphis Fire Department Fires Three Employees for Not Providing Aid to Tyre Nichols

Memphis Fire Department Fires Three Employees for Not Providing Aid to Tyre Nichols

Memphis Fire Department has fired three employees after they failed to provide Tyre Nichols with a “sufficient patient assessment” after he was beaten by police officers. Robert Long and JaMichael Sandridge of the emergency medical services and Lt. Michelle Whitaker of the fire department were initially called to administer medical treatment to Nichols after he was said to be pepper sprayed.

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