Five police officers have been charged with second-degree murder in the death of Tyre Nichols, and the public is waiting for a video that shows what happened to come out.
On Thursday, Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Emmit Martin III, Desmond Mills Jr., and Justin Smith were booked into the Shelby County Jail in Memphis on many counts, including second-degree murder, official misconduct, official oppression, and aggravated abduction.
In a press conference earlier this week, Tyre’s stepfather, Rodney Wells, said that anything less than a first-degree murder conviction would not be good enough.
According to TMZ, Tyre underwent a vicious beating when he was pulled over for reckless driving and the situation escalated. After the event, he was hospitalized in severe condition and died on January 10.
An expert engaged by the family to do an autopsy determined Internal bleeding resulting from a brutal beating caused Tyre’s death.
Mr. Nichols was stopped by police on his way to a local park, his mother said. City officials said police officers pulled him over for reckless driving and two “confrontations” occurred.
According to authorities, the first happened as officers approached the vehicle and he attempted to flee on foot. They said the second confrontation happened when officers tried to arrest him.
Mr. Nichols later complained of shortness of breath and was taken to the hospital, the police said, where he was listed in a critical condition. Officials said Mr. Nichols “succumbed to his injuries” on January 10, but provided no further detail. An official cause of death has not yet been disclosed.
The FBI and the Department of Justice have opened a civil rights investigation into Mr. Nichols’s death.
“My son was a beautiful soul,” said Mr Nichols’s mother, Rowvaughn Wells. “Nobody is perfect, but he was damn near.” She called her son’s death a “murder”.
Source – Tru News Report