Tyre Nichols police report at odds with video of brutal traffic stop before his death


It says he was violent and aggressive but does not mention. That Memphis officers repeatedly punched and kicked him.
A Memphis police report on the traffic stop. Of Tyre Nichols portrayed him as violent and aggressive. And said he tried to grab an officer’s gun. Allegations contradicted by many videos released by authorities.

TTN News obtained the content of the report, which has not been released. A Memphis police spokeswoman said Wednesday. That it was unavailable and did not respond to more questions about it.

Tyre Nichols police report at odds with video of brutal traffic stop before his death

A Shelby County spokeswoman said District Attorney Steve. Mulroy has a report with a similar description of the events.

The district attorney’s spokeswoman said there are questions. About other officers at the scene and the possibility of false reports. and that the DA is looking into all those matters.

Nichols, a 29-year-old amateur photographer and skateboarder, died three days. After officers brutally beat him during a Jan. 7 traffic stop.

The report did not mention that the officers repeatedly kicked and punched.

‘Detective Grabs Tire Nichols for Martin’s Gun’

He was speeding, and the vehicle was heading into oncoming traffic, the report said. According to the report, a detective asked Nichols to get out of the car, but he was uncooperative.

“Suspect Tyr Nichols was refusing lawful arrest by a law enforcement officer. And became combative with detectives. Detectives observed suspect Tyr Nichols was sweating profusely. And becoming agitated as he exited the vehicle,” the report states. “Detectives gave verbal orders to stop resistance. And then suspect Tyr Nichols grabbed Detective Martin’s gun.”

Reports said one officer sprayed Nichols with a irritant. And another officer used a stun gun, which hit Nichols in the torso but had no effect. Nichols pulled out the stun gun probe and started running, the report said.

Officers caught up with Nichols. Who was uncooperative and aggressive, according to the report.

“He began to actively resist by pulling on the duty belt and grabbing Officer Smith by his vest. Detective Mills issued his department ASP baton and verbally ordered the suspect. Tyree Nichols, to stop resisting, striking him several times in the right arm in an attempt to comply.”

The report, which lists Nichols as the suspect. And Martin, a detective, as the victim, lists the crime as aggravated assault.

It does not say the officers repeatedly punched. And kicked Nichols in the head and face, although video of the traffic stop shows them doing so.

The report is not substantiated by the video
Body camera video shows an oncoming officer pointing a gun at a traffic stop. “You’re going to blow your a–,” shouted another.

Many officers hovered around him while he was on the ground. Shouting sometimes-conflicting orders. 

Nichols broke free from officers and ran to his mother’s neighborhood. Other body camera video and a police surveillance camera mounted. On a pole showed officers grabbing him and then repeatedly punching him and kicking him in the face. He was also caned.

About 80 yards from his mother’s home as she screamed for help.

Employee fired, dismissed, accused
Five police officers were fired Jan. 20. After an administrative investigation found they violated the department’s use-of-force policy. The officers — Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Emmitt Martin III, Desmond Mills Junior

They are charged with second-degree murder. Two counts of official misconduct, two counts of aggravated kidnapping. One count of official oppression and one count of aggravated assault.

Attorneys for Mills and Martin said their clients plan to plead not guilty.

A representative of the union representing rank-and-file officers, the Memphis Police Association.

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