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Five Ex-Memphis Officers Indicted on Federal Charges for Murder of Tyre Nichols

HeadlineSep 13, 2023

In Tennessee, a federal grand jury indicted five former Memphis police officers for the beating death of Tyre Nichols in January. In addition to state second-degree murder charges, the officers now also face federal civil rights, conspiracy and obstruction charges. Video footage shows the men brutally beating, tasing and pepper-spraying the 29-year-old Black father during a traffic stop, which led to his death three days later. Tyre Nichols’s father Rodney Wells spoke Tuesday following the new indictment.

Rodney Wells: “This is a long time coming, and we’re so glad that we have reached this point. Now the next milestone is the actual convictions.”

Benjamin Crump: “Amen.”

Supporter: “That’s right.”

Benjamin Crump: “Yeah.”

Supporter: “Justice for Tyre!”

Supporters: “Justice for Tyre!”

Supporter: “Justice for Tyre!”

Supporters: “Justice for Tyre!”

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