Tyrie Nickels: A black American man who was attacked by five black police officers before dying in hospital.

  • Max Matsa
  • BBC News

21 minutes ago

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Mr Nickels died three days later after confronting the police who called him to stop his car.

US President Joe Biden urged protesters in Tennessee to remain calm Authorities are set to release video footage of the arrest leading to the death of the driver of a Tire Nickels motor vehicle.

The camera attached to the footage of the encounter with Tyree Nickels, 29, will be released on Friday, January 27, his family’s attorney said. This clip shows how He was brutally beaten.

Five policemen who were fired have been charged with murder. After Nickels Mr Bu died a few days after he was stopped by these police on January 7.

The city of Memphis is said to be facing tensions right now. And the police have increased their patrols.

“I’m shocked by what I saw,” Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Director David Rauch said Jan. 26 after watching the video. Who calls that police action “Outstanding”

From left, Demetrius Haley, Desmond Mills Jr., Emmitt Martin III, Justin Smith and Tadarias Bean.

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From left, Demetrius Haley, Desmond Mills Jr., Emmitt Martin III, Justin Smith and Tadarias Bean.

The family’s lawyer said that Nickels, a black man, was attacked by five policemen who were also black. call to stop the car on the way home after taking sunset photos at a local park

Officers said he was suspected of reckless driving

Local officials said the first confrontation occurred as Mr Nickels tried to walk or run from the scene. When the officer came to his car

The officer said the second confrontation occurred when authorities tried to arrest him.

said the police Mr. complained. Nickels that Mr food is suffocating and he was taken to hospital. who was listed as having a serious condition.

A lawyer for Mr Nickels’ family said that pictures captured by a camera on his body showed him. Mr Nickels was sprayed with pepper spray. stunned by an electric shock and also restrained and kicked

He compared the incident to the famous footage of Los Angeles police beating the black motorist Rodney King more than 30 years ago.

The five police officers have been charged with second degree murder, grievous bodily harm, kidnapping and grievous bodily harm, and misconduct by an officer. and tyranny of officials

Tadarias Bean, Demetrious Haley, Desmond Mills Jr., Emmitt Martin III and Justin Smith were taken into the room.. Arrested on January 26, they began working with the Memphis Police Department for the past six years and were fired this week last

“A fundamental humanitarian failure”

President Biden issued a statement on January 26 urging people not to panic as officials prepared to release video footage of the arrest Friday night (January 27) local time.

“Tyree’s family and I are calling for peaceful protest,” he said. with dissatisfaction But violence is never acceptable.”

Memphis Police Chief, Serileen Davis who is the first black woman to hold the title of Calm too. After an incident she called “A fundamental humanitarian failure against another person.”

Tennessee officials discuss footage from body cameras.

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Tennessee officials discuss footage from body cameras.

Nickels family and family legal team Watched the video clip of this arrest in person. Earlier this week

“It’s just a piñata, a decorated animal figurine, full of presents inside. Put the phone down for the masked kids to beat him) who are human beings,” lawyer Antonio Romanucci said of the video he watched. “He beat this young man for 3 minutes continuously without flinching.”

At a news conference on January 26, lawyers for two of the five accused former police officers said their client plans to fight the charges.

“No one that night intended to cause the death of Tyree Nickels,” said a lawyer for one of the former police officers.

Officials said Mr Nickels “died from his injuries” on January 10, but gave no further details. The official cause of death has not yet been revealed.

his family said He will always be remembered as a “good boy” who loves photography and skateboarding.

said his relative The father, who worked as a FedEx courier, had Crohn’s Disease, an inflammatory bowel disease that affects the gastrointestinal tract. and used to lose weight significantly

The Reverend Al Sharpton, the civil rights leader of the United States said that to the BBC The fact that the officer was black only made the alleged crime even more heartbreaking.

Townspeople bear heartbreaking testimony about the traffic stop that led to the death of Tyree Nickels.

image source, Memphis City Council


The townspeople expressed displeasure. and shock death through the Memphis Municipal Stage.

He said, “I don’t believe these 5 Black Cops Will Do This If that person is a young white man.”

Adante Pointer, a California lawyer, said incidents where black men die at the hands of black officers are rarely reported.

“This case is an example of that. It’s not just a matter of whites and blacks. It’s about the use of power unrelated to the race of the police,” he told the BBC.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the US Department of Justice. A civil rights investigation into Mr Nickels’ death has been opened.

The officer involved in the case is a member of a special unit called Scorpion, which stands for “Street Crimes Operation to Restore Peace in Our Neighborhoods.”

The Memphis Police Commissioner said that This action is under investigation. established in a high crime area along with other Memphis Special Forces.

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