Tyre Nichols was taken to the hospital in critical condition. After Memphis police officers stopped him for reckless driving on Jan. 7.
The family of a Memphis, Tennessee, man who was hospitalized. And died after a traffic stop by police is officially demanding. The release of body camera and security video of the encounter.
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 hospital three days later.
Civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump, who is representing the family. Is urging police to release video from the stop. Saying in a statement that “all available information tells us this is a tragic. And preventable death of a young man.” “No one should die from a simple traffic stop. Footage is the only way to understand the true story of why and how this happened with the tires,” Crump said.
Family members also demonstrated with protesters outside. The National Civil Rights Museum on Monday, holding signs with Nichols’ photo. Rodney Wells, Nichols’ stepfather, was among relatives protesting. The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, NBC affiliate WMC reported.
“You shouldn’t be in a dialysis machine, a press machine. Looking like that because of a traffic stop,” Wells told WMC.
Police said a “confrontation” occurred between. Nichols and officers on Jan. 7 when they approached his vehicle. He fled and officers gave chase, police said.
“While attempting to take the suspect into custody, another confrontation occurred; but. “Later, the suspect complained of difficulty breathing.
Police did not provide details about the collision. A photo provided by his stepfather shows Nichols with blood on his face and swollen eyes. The police department said in its initial statement.
Police Chief CJ Davis said Sunday. That the department is “providing notice” to officers of “imminent administrative action.” The department’s statement said it expected to conclude “administrative disciplinary. And investigative processes” next week.
“After reviewing various sources of information related. To this incident, I have determined that immediate. And appropriate action is necessary,” Davis said.
“There’s no doubt, we take departmental violations very seriously. And while we must complete the investigative process. Ensuring speedy justice is our highest priority,” Strickland said.