It was Jan. 7, 2023. Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old father and FedEx employee, was on his means residence from a park the place he went to take sundown photographs. Memphis police pulled him over for alleged reckless driving. Three days later, Nichols was useless. He was Black — so had been the 5 fired officers now accused of second-degree homicide and different crimes.
Graphic physique digital camera footage of Nichols’ beating was launched to the general public on Friday, almost three weeks to the day of the incident. And regardless of a near-universal and days-long warning its contents had been surprising, America was surprised.
(Clips from the footage of Nichols’ arrest may be seen in the video above, which has been edited for time and profanities. Click here to see the full video released by police — Warning: It shows graphic violence that could be disturbing.)
Protests erupted throughout the US Friday night time, with officers in any respect ranges of presidency validating folks’s proper to take action as they urged folks to heed Nichols’ mom’s plea for peaceable demonstration. A whole bunch marched in New York Metropolis that first night time, and arrests had been few. Extra protests are anticipated by means of the weekend.
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