Occasions within the Memphis police beating dying of Tyre Nichols By Reuters

© Reuters. A person speaks by means of a bull horn throughout a protest on the day of the discharge of a video exhibiting cops beating Tyre Nichols, the younger Black man who was killed throughout a site visitors cease by Memphis cops, in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S., January

(Reuters) – The town of Memphis on Friday launched video of the police site visitors cease and beating of Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man. 5 cops have been fired and charged with second-degree homicide in his dying.

Here’s a timeline of occasions.

Jan. 7: Officers pull over Nichols on suspicion of reckless driving round 8:30 p.m. Police mentioned in a press release {that a} confrontation ensued, Nichols fled on foot, was pursued by officers and one other confrontation occurred. Afterward, Nichols “complained of getting a shortness of breath,” the assertion mentioned. An ambulance was known as and Nichols taken to hospital.

Jan. 8: Shelby County District Lawyer Steve Mulroy requests the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to conduct a use-of-force investigation surrounding the arrest, the bureau introduced lower than 24 hours after the incident. Memphis is in Shelby County.

Jan. 10: Nichols “succumbed to his accidents,” the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation mentioned.

Jan. 14: Nichols’ household holds a memorial occasion at which they show {a photograph} of Nichols that reveals him intubated and his face badly crushed, the Memphis Industrial Enchantment reported. A subsequent protest takes place at a police precinct.

Jan. 16: The household retains civil rights lawyer Ben Crump, identified for representing households in a few of the United States’ most fraught circumstances together with these of Trayvon Martin and George Floyd. Crump instantly requires the discharge of video from the Nichols encounter captured by police physique and automobile dashboard cameras.

Jan. 20: The Memphis Police Division fires the 5 officers concerned.

Jan. 23: Crump and Nichols’ household view the police video. Crump later says it reminded him of the video of the beating of Rodney King.

Jan. 24: The town of Memphis introduced two fireplace fighters concerned within the incident have been relieved of obligation pending an inner investigation.

Jan. 25: Memphis Police Chief Cerelyn Davis releases a video assertion calling the remedy of Nichols “failing of fundamental humanity.”

Jan. 26: The 5 officers are charged with second-degree homicide.

Jan. 27: Police video of the incident is launched to the general public.

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