The Department of Justice announced that federal charges were being brought against the five former Memphis Police Department officers for their role in the death of Tyre Nichols in January in a press conference on Tuesday.
A new internal report from the Memphis Police Department shows that one of the officers involved in the beating death of Tyre Nichols allegedly sent a photo of his battered body to five people via text message. The information was disclosed on Tuesday. The filing was made to a state office to request the decertification of the now-fired officers.
Three of the five Black Memphis police officers charged with second-degree murder in the death of Tyre Nichols have been given the boot by the Omega Psi Phi fraternity.
Vice President Kamala Harris attended the funeral of Tyre Nichols in Memphis on Wednesday, delivering remarks denouncing police brutality. She was joined by Reverend Al Sharpton, who delivered the eulogy. Others in attendance were Ben Crump, the attorney representing the family, and the family members of other victims of police brutality including those related to George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.
Ciara called Jason Whitlock out for blaming Tyre Nichols' death at the hands of Memphis police on single Black mothers.
The controversial SCORPION unit of the Memphis Police Department, where five of its officers are charged with the beating death of Tyre Nichols, has been disbanded. The decision came after Chief C.J. Davis met with the officers of the unit over the weekend. Ben Crump and Antonio Romanucci, lawyers representing the Nichols family, commended the decision in a statement released on Saturday.
On Friday evening (Jan. 27), the Memphis police department shared the footage of Tyre Nichols being beaten so badly by its former police officers that the 29-year-old eventually succumbed to his injuries.