Five ex-Memphis police officers have been charged with murdering black man Tyre Nichols, who died three days after they allegedly pulled him over and beat him.
Officers charged over Tyre Nichols’ death
Five former Memphis police officers have been indicted by a grand jury on charges including second-degree murder in the death of Tyre Nichols, a black man who died three days after a traffic stop.
Nichols, a 29-year-old father, died in a hospital on January 10, three days after sustaining injuries during his arrest by the five police officers.
Officials are expected to release bodycam footage of the traffic stop on Friday evening.
“We’re here today because of a tragedy that wounds one family deeply but also hurts us all,” District Attorney Steve Mulroy said at a news conference on Thursday.