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Another 20 hours of video from Tyree Nichols’ arrest will be released

5 Ex-Memphis Police Officers Sentenced

5 Ex-Memphis police officers plead not guilty in death of Tyree Nichols


The City of Memphis has concluded its investigation Tyree Nichols’ violent arrestwho died three days after the beating, and an additional 20 hours of video related to the arrest will be released Wednesday.

Jennifer Sink, chief legal officer for the city of Memphis, made the announcement Tuesday during a meeting with the Memphis City Council’s public safety committee.

On the night of Jan. 7, Nichols, a black man, was returning home when he was stopped by Memphis officers for reckless driving, the Memphis Police Department said at the time. Memphis Police Director Cerelyn “CJ” Davis later told CNN that investigators “couldn’t substantiate” claims of reckless driving.

Memphis is awaiting the release of police body cam video of Tyree Nichols' arrest the day after his death

Tyree Nichols is pictured before a press conference on January 27, 2023 in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Police initially said that when officers approached Nichols to arrest him, a “confrontation” ensued. Nichols then fled, leading to what police called a second “confrontation,” which left Nichols hospitalized after the violent arrest. Initial footage released by the city of Memphis on January 27 showed him dead three days after the brutal beating.

Five former Memphis police officers have been fired to charge Second-degree murder, aggravated assault, aggravated kidnapping, official misconduct and government oppression with Nichols’ death. There were two other officers Exemption from responsibility and three Fire department personnel Those who responded to the scene were also shot. All five former officers pleaded guilty.

The accused were former officials Members of the Department’s SCORPION Unit, a team created by the Memphis Police Department to combat street crime. On January 28, Memphis police announced that The SCORPION unit has been “permanently disabled”.

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