Tyre Nichols, 29

Memphis, Tennessee
January 07, 2023

Agencies: Memphis Police Department Tennessee

Cause of death: Beating

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Tyre Nichols was taken to the hospital in critical condition after Memphis police officers stopped him for reckless driving on Jan. 7, the police department said in a statement the next day. Nichols died in the hospital three days later.

On Friday evening, January 27, 2023, police released the bodycam videos of the killing of Nichols.

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On January 26, 2023, it was reported that multiple former Memphis police officers would face criminal charges, including second degree murder for their role in the killing.

Two sheriff’s deputies who were suspended for five days for their role in the arrest of Tyre Nichols failed to keep their body cameras activated after they went to the location where Nichols had been beaten by five Memphis police officers.

On April 19, media reported that the Nichols family was filing suit against the city of Memphis.

On May 2, 2023, The Shelpy County prosecutor announced that that office would not pursue charges against Nichol's killer.

On September 12, 2023, the police officers involved in the deadly police beating of Tyre Nichols were indicted by a federal grand jury, according to court filings.