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Here is a chronology of what happened leading up to Tyre Nichols' death

Here is a chronology of what happened leading up to Tyre Nichols' death

Mr. Nichols was pulled over by the Memphis police on the evening of Jan. 7 and died three days later. Five officers were charged with murder on Thursd
Following a traffic stop on January 7, the district attorney, Steven J. Mulroy, announced murder charges against five former Memphis police officers.

Mr. Nichols was pulled over by the Memphis police on the evening of Jan. 7 and died three days later. Five officers were charged with murder on Thursday

Tyre Nichols,Memphis TN,Police Brutality;Police Misconduct;Police Shootings

On the evening of January 7, Mr. Nichols was stopped by the Memphis police and passed away three days later. On Thursday, five police officers were accused of murder.

In the weeks since Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man, died during a traffic stop by Memphis police, his death has sparked anger and triggered state and federal investigations.


Attorneys for Mr. Nichols' family said that yet-to-be-made-public video evidence demonstrates that he was pummeled by police for three minutes during the traffic stop. One of the attorneys remarked, "He was a human piata for those police officers." It was vicious as well as violent.


An overview of the case's key moments is provided below


Jan. 7 : Near the intersection of Raines Road and Ross Road in Memphis, Mr. Nichols was stopped by police officers around 8:30 p.m. on suspicion of reckless driving.

 

When the cops approached Mr. Nichols' vehicle, the Memphis police claimed in an early statement that a "confrontation ensued" and that Mr. Nichols fled. He was detained following "another altercation," according to the police, and an ambulance was summoned after he complained of having trouble breathing.

Tennesse Bureau of Investigation reported on Jan 10 that Mr. Nichols had "succumbed to his injuries" and passed away.


According to the Commercial Appeal, a Memphis newspaper, Mr. Nichols's family conducted a memorial service and released a balloon in his honor on January 14. Supporters demonstrated outside a neighboring police station.


The Memphis Police Department reported on Jan 15 that internal administrative investigations were ongoing.


Jan. 16: The family of Mr. Nichols hired renowned civil rights lawyer Ben Crump, who has defended the families of several Black people who have been killed by police, including Michael Brown, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd. "Nobody should ever die from a routine traffic stop – the tape is the only way to determine the real narrative of why and how that occurred to Tyre," said Mr. Crump in a request that Memphis police reveal the body camera footage of the incident.


On Jan 18, it was revealed that the U.S. Department of Justice had launched a civil rights investigation into Mr. Nichols's passing and was working with the Memphis field office of the F.B.I.


Jan. 20: In relation to Mr. Nichols' death, the Memphis Police Department claimed that five officers had broken departmental rules regulating the excessive use of force, the obligation to intervene, and the duty to offer help. The five cops were all let go.


Jan. 23: The body camera footage from the night of the traffic stop was viewed by Mr. Nichols' family, but his mother was unable to watch the full clip. Attorneys representing the family referred to the footage as "disgusting" and compared it to the 1991 Los Angeles police beating of Rodney King. They questioned in a statement, "How are we here again so many years later?


Jan. 24: According to preliminary results of an autopsy ordered by the family of Mr. Nichols, he "suffered considerable bleeding caused by a violent beating." His face was bruised and bloated in a photo that his family posted of him in a hospital bed, appearing to be asleep before he passed away on January 10.


Two personnel who assisted Mr. Nichols with his "first patient care," according to the Memphis Fire Department, have been "relieved of duty" awaiting an internal inquiry.


Jan. 25: In a video message, Memphis police chief Cerelyn Davis criticized the officers' behavior as "a lack of basic humanity." She stated that more Memphis police officers were still being looked at for breaking protocol.


The U.S. attorney for the Western District of Tennessee also asked individuals to react in a "peaceful and non-violent fashion," noting the "huge public interest" in the release of the footage.


On Jan 26, the five dismissed police officers were detained in relation to the killing of Mr. Nichols and charged with second-degree murder as well as additional felonies.


Memphis prepared for what has been termed as gruesome footage as Shelby County district attorney Steve Mulroy said that video of the event will be published after 6 p.m. on Friday.

Tyre Nichols,Memphis TN,Police Brutality;Police Misconduct;Police Shootings


Mr. Nichols was pulled over by the Memphis police on the evening of Jan. 7 and died three days later. Five officers were charged with murder on Thursday




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