5 Memphis cops charged with murder in Tyre Nichols’ death
By ADRIAN SAINZ and REBECCA REYNOLDS
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Five former Memphis police officers have been charged with second-degree murder and other crimes in the arrest and death of Tyre Nichols, a Black motorist who died three days after a confrontation with the officers during a traffic stop.
Shelby County Sheriff’s Office online records showed Thursday that Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Desmond Mills, Jr., Emmitt Martin III and Justin Smith were in custody.
All five are charged with second-degree murder, aggravated assault, aggravated kidnapping, official misconduct and official oppression.
Attorneys for Nichols’ family say officers beat the 29-year-old father and FedEx worker for three minutes during the Jan. 7 traffic stop.
He died three days later at a hospital.
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1/26/2023 1:24:41 PM (GMT -5:00)