The Living Force
The ghost of George Floyd (with the war on cops), repeats in 2023 and even causes problems on the road..?
Tyre Nichols — a 29-year-old Black man — died on January 10, three days after being arrested by officers of the Memphis Police Department (MPD). According to Memphis police, Nichols, who stood at 6-foot-3 inches, but weighed only 145 pounds, was initially pulled over for reckless driving on January 7 and allegedly ran from officers. The police department also reported that officers had two “confrontations” with Nichols after he complained of shortness of breath and was rushed to a hospital in Memphis, where he died three days later. According to the family attorneys Ben Crump and Antonio Romanucci, an independent autopsy was done by a forensic pathologist, which determined that Nichols died of “excessive bleeding caused by a severe beating.”
Since Nichols’ death and the release of his autopsy results, The United States Attorney’s Office, the FBI Memphis Field Office, and the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice opened a civil rights investigation into Nichols’ arrest, death, and the actions of the five officers involved. All five officers have since been fired and formally charged with two counts of official misconduct, one count of official oppression, one count of second-degree murder, one count of aggravated assault, and two counts of aggravated kidnapping. Each of the five officers has since made bond as of January 27.
Continued Calls For Police Reform Circulate As The Country Awaits Video Footage To Be Released Of The Encounter With Police That Led To Tyre Nichols’ Death
As tensions almost hit a crescendo, continued demands for police reform around anti-Blackness and systemic failures circulate while the country awaits video footage to be released of the encounter with police that led to the Tyre Nichols' death.