Police release video beating Tire Nichols
On Friday, Memphis authorities released a video of brutal beatings Nichols Tire by police officers. The more than hour-long footage shows officers holding and repeatedly hitting the 29-year-old black car driver as he screams for his mother before he dies.
Police release video of Nichols . tire beating
The video was released a day after the officers involved were charged with murder in Nichols’ death.
The Nichols family’s legal team compared the attack to the famous 1991 Los Angeles police beating of Rodney King.
The footage also features an officer saying he will baton Nichols, and shows one officer raising the baton while other officers hold Nichols down. After being beaten, officers were seen standing around for several minutes as Nichols leaned against a car, then collapsed onto the street.
(Full video HERE.)
WARNING: This is Tire Nichols brutal bodycam footage. It’s VERY hard to watch, especially at the end when he calls his mother. pic.twitter.com/eTUh0GsEsG
– Ben Crump (@AttorneyCrump) January 28, 2023
Like Shade room previously reported, the footage was shown to Nichols’ family. Memphis Police Superintendent Cerelyn “CJ” Davis asked residents to “protest peacefully” after the footage was made public.
This is not just a professional failure. This is the failure of basic humanity to another individual.
5 former Memphis police officers charged in Tire Nichols . death
Five former Memphis police officers have been charged with second-degree murder in the death of 29-year-old Tire Nichols. According to CBS News, the announcement was made by Tennessee authorities on Thursday.
All five were released from prison after paying bond Friday morning, NBC reports. Bean, Mills and Smith made a deposit of $250,000; Haley and Martin made a deposit of $350,000.
Five officers charged with murder in Tire Nichols’ death:
Emmitt Martin III
Desmond Mill Jr.
2 of the officers, Mills and Smith, paid a $250,000 bond and were released: @nbcnewshttps://t.co/4fQX13zp42 pic.twitter.com/kj1IWnFnnX
– Shomari Stone (@shomaristone) January 27, 2023