There were 5 police officers initially charged with murder after the deadly arrest of Tyre Nichols in Memphis. However, 2 more police officers have also been suspended in connection with Nichols’ death.On January 30, two more police officers have been suspended in connection with the deadly arrest of Tyre Nichols in Memphis. Steve Mulroy, the district attorney of Shelby County, Tennessee warned everyone involved in Nichols’ death that there could be more charges filed against them as the investigations further. Mulroy claimed that this may include the officers present during the arrest, the Memphis Fire Department staff, and those who documented the incident thereupon.
According to Wehner, however, the details of the investigation will not be further elaborated. To protect and preserve the case his department is building, they will not provide previews of what sort of charges may or may not be faced by those who were involved. Mulroy stated that their only goal is to hold everyone who was involved in Nichols’ death accountable and seek justice for him.
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Events Leading Up To Nichols’ Death
On January 7, Tyre Nichols, 29, was on his way home when he was stopped by the Memphis Police Department for reckless driving. Reportedly, 5 police officers have approached Nichols who they claimed had run away. Authorities said there had been two confrontations before Nichols was eventually arrested.
An article in CBS News says that after being arrested, Nichols has complained of being unable to breathe. An ambulance was then immediately called and transported Nichols to a hospital. However, on January 10, it was declared that Nichols died from his injuries. Rodney Wells, Nichols’ stepfather, stated that Nichols had suffered from a cardiac arrest and kidney failure. Nichols’ family also commissioned an independent autopsy which revealed that Nichols suffered from extreme bleeding from a severe beating.
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