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Tyre Nichols: Memphis Police Release Footage Of Deadly Traffic Stop

Recording of Tyre Nichols’ brutal beating resulting in his death has sent shockwaves across the US, with the officers’ conduct being condemned

The first words captured on film of Tyre Nichols speaking to police are “I didn’t do anything.”

It had no bearing. In a matter of minutes, the cops forcibly removed him from his vehicle, slammed him to the ground, attempted to Tase him, and threatened to knock him unconscious. Wesley Lowery, a journalist, said that they gave him absurd orders, demanding at him to lie on the ground while he was already there. “I’m just trying to get home,” Nichols said.

When Nichols escaped and fled, other cops pursued him, tackled him, and then kicked him in the head, punched him in the face, and struck him with a baton. As he attempted to sit up, cops and medical staff stood by, refusing to provide him with assistance.

Even after being warned for days that the Nichols video was brutal, the photos that were revealed on Friday evening were terrible. Charles Ramsey, the former commissioner of Philadelphia, stated on CNN immediately after the recordings were live: “It’s as bad as it was described.”

Joe Biden was also swift in condemning the video on Friday and called for peaceful protest. “Like so many, I was outraged and deeply pained to see the horrific video of the beating that resulted in Tyre Nichols’s death,” he said in a statement. “It is yet another painful reminder of the profound fear and trauma, the pain, and the exhaustion that Black and Brown Americans experience every single day.”

“Tyre Nichols should have made it home to his family,” Vice-President Kamala Harris said in a statement. “The footage and images released tonight will forever be seared in our memories, and they open wounds that will never fully heal.” She also called on Congress to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, a police reform bill for which there was once a glimmer of bipartisan support that has now faded.

It was noteworthy that the video was released on Friday. In other cases involving police violence, prosecutors and police agencies frequently obstruct the release of videos that cast officers in a negative way. If cops are charged at all, the process can be lengthy. The city of Memphis published the footage twenty days after the event, terminated the five implicated police officers, and has already charged them with murder.

“This is now the blueprint for all these other police forces around the country,” Crump said on CNN. “Now, they can’t tell us it takes this long to investigate. When those five Black officers in Memphis, Tennessee, were caught killing Tyre Nichols, they moved swiftly.”

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.

Source – Tru News Report

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