Five Memphis police officers were fired, now jailed and charged for beating Tyre Nichols to death

Memphis Police Officers

According to Shelby County Jail booking information, the five Memphis police officers fired last week were jailed and charged with second-degree murder, aggravated assault, and kidnapping, The Washington Post reported. The arrest follows Memphis police announcing their plans to release the body-camera footage this week.

Even as investigations into the brutal death of Tyre Nichols continue, Memphis police officials have announced that not only will body cam footage be available soon but that the officers accused of violating department policies were “directly responsible” for the “physical abuse” that led to the Black man’s death following a traffic stop.

In a video statement released Wednesday, Memphis Police Chief C.J. Davis said that while other officers remain under investigation in connection to alleged policy violations during the Jan. 7 stop, at least five officers terminated last week were found to be “directly responsible for the physical abuse of Mr. Nichols.”

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.
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