Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man, was beaten by Memphis police officers for roughly three minutes on the evening of Jan. 7, after he was stopped for what the police originally said was reckless driving. The stop escalated into a violent confrontation that ended with Mr. Nichols hospitalized in critical condition. Three days later, he died.
https://www.nytimes.com/article/tyre-ni ... condition.The images, taken from body camera and street camera footage, include the initial traffic stop. Police officers come up to Mr. Nichols’s car yelling with their guns raised, open his car door and pull him out of the vehicle. Mr. Nichols says that he “didn’t do anything.” He drops to the ground, on his side, as officers surround him. He appears to offer no resistance, though he struggles as the officers hold down parts of his body and threaten him. He is pepper sprayed, and an officer fires a Taser at him as he gets up and runs.
The video images show that, eight minutes later, he has been pursued into a suburban neighborhood, where, close to Mr. Nichols’ own home, officers begin a severe beating. They are seen kicking Mr. Nichols in the head when he is on the ground, and pulling him back up as another officer uses an extendable baton to hit him several times. Mr. Nichols does not appear to fight back throughout the beating, which ends with him falling to the ground. More officers arrive on the scene moments later, and Mr. Nichols is not seen receiving medical attention for several minutes.
Nichols was black, the five MPD officers involved are all black, the Memphis police chief is black. The Shelby County (Memphis) sheriff suspended two deputies pending investigation and the Memphis Fire chief suspended two employees pending investigation. The video is not easy to watch.
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The Rage Machine is just now rolling out, different response than in the George Floyd tragedy. This couldn't be painted as white "racist" cops who killed a black man on video, these were black cops who killed a black man on video. The five cops were fired and have been charged by a white Shelby County DA.
All the law enforcement involved in Uvalde, TX never learned the lessons of Columbine. And Memphis PD never learned the lessons from Minneapolis.