BY: Liliana Rocio, Senior Editor for World Liberty TV. Jan 27th 2023
Attorneys for the family said that an independent autopsy they commissioned found that Nichols suffered “extensive bleeding caused by a severe beating.” The full findings of the report were not made public.
Police had said that they stopped Nichols for reckless driving, but Memphis Police Chief Cerelyn “C.J.” Davis said early Friday morning an investigation and review of available camera footage found “no proof” of that.
The five officers — Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Desmond Mills Jr., Emmitt Martin III and Justin Smith — face up to 60 years in prison if convicted of second-degree murder.
Did Tyre Nichols pass away? Nichols was hospitalized in critical condition and died three days later. An autopsy commissioned by his family found “extensive bleeding caused by a severe beating”. Media outlets reported the videos did not appear to show Nichols doing anything to provoke the beating. Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man, died on 10 January, several days after an encounter with Memphis, Tennessee, police officers during a traffic stop near his mother’s house.
According to Nichols’s family and their attorneys, an independent autopsy revealed he had “suffered extensive bleeding caused by a severe beating”. The Memphis police department is investigating the deadly encounter, as are state and federal authorities.
Meanwhile, Memphis remains on edge as the police department is poised to release video of the deadly encounter. The video is expected to provide additional details about the events leading to Nichols’s death, as authorities have yet to provide many thus far.
Nichols worked the second shift at FedEx, the parcel shipping company. He would return to his mother’s house about 7pm every night for his meal break, his family reportedly said.
The father of a four-year-old boy, Nichols enjoyed photographing sunsets and skateboarding. His mother, Row Vaughn Wells, said he had a tattoo of her name on his arm.
“That made me proud,” she told the New York Times. “Most kids don’t put their mom’s name. My son was a beautiful soul.”
Nichols’s family members and their attorneys have seen a recording that they say shows a three-minute beating. Antonio Romanucci, one of their lawyers, said police pepper-sprayed Nichols, deployed a stun gun against him and then restrained him.
“He was a human piñata for those police officers,” Romanucci told reporters. “Not only was it violent, it was savage.” The family’s legal team said that during the encounter, Nichols said he simply wanted to go home.
The video showed that Nichols “called repeatedly for his mother” during the beating, which unfolded some 100 yards from her home.
The Memphis police chief, CJ Davis, decried the fatal incident, calling it “heinous, reckless and inhumane”.
“Aside from being your chief of police, I am a citizen of this community, we share; I am a mother, I am a caring human being who wants the best for all of us; this is not just a professional failing,” Davis said in a video statement posted to YouTube.
Many People Hundreds Protested in Times Square, Madison Square park in New York city and many more areas. We at World Liberty TV, also protested in regarding this brutal killing of an innocent man, killed for no reason. It reminds us of the protests of George Floyd, which we covered, two years ago and thought this kind of thing will not happen again.
The Memphis police chief, CJ Davis, honorable officer of law, did everything and explaining it down to the tee. All the officers have been charged 2nd degree murder.
We pray for the family of Tyre Nichols and his family and hope this kind of killings stop once and for all.