Memphis police have fired five officers in connection with the death of Tire Nichols
5 Memphis officers fired; Memphis police have fired five officers in connection with the death of Tire Nichols. Who died at a hospital after police arrested him earlier this month, according to the department’s verified Twitter account.
“The heinousness of this incident does not reflect the good work. That our officers do with integrity every day,” said Police Chief Cerleyn “CJ” Davis.
Investigators working on the internal review of the arrest determined. That the police violated the rules on the use of force. The duty to intervene and the duty to render aid, the chief said.
According to a statement from their lawyers, Nichols’ family expressed their agreement to the dismissal.
“We stand with Tyre’s family and support the Department’s Decision to fire the five officers. Who assaulted him and ultimately caused his death.” This is the first step toward justice for Ty and his family,” said attorneys Ben Crump and Antonio Romanucci. “They must also be accountable for stealing this man’s life and the father of his son.”
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is investigating whether the officers’ actions were criminal in nature.
The Memphis Police Association
“Due to the ongoing criminal investigation, the Memphis Police Association will not comment on the termination of the officers in the Tire Nichols case,” the union representing the officers said. “The citizens of Memphis, and more importantly, the family of Mr. Nichols, deserve to know the events leading up to his death and what may have contributed to it.”
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On January 8, police announced that officers had stopped a driver the previous day for careless driving. “When officers approached the driver of the vehicle. A scuffle ensued and the suspect fled the scene on foot,” according to a statement posted on social media.
Officers chase the suspect and attempt to arrest him again. When another fight broke out before the suspect was take into custody, police said.
“The suspect then complaine of shortness of breath and an ambulance was call to the scene. The suspect is in critical condition at St. Francis Hospital,” authorities said.
5 Memphis officers fired; The man, identified as Nichols, died a few days later, according to the Tennessee Department of State.
Details of Nichols’ injuries or cause of death have not been release. AZ24 News reached out to the Shelby County Coroner.
On Tuesday, city officials said the officers’ dashboard video will be release after an internal police investigation is complete and after the family has been given a chance to view the footage.
Crump said Friday that the family will have an opportunity to view the footage “in the next few days.” He and the family planned a press conference for Monday afternoon.