Who Are 5 Police Officers That Killed Tyre Nichols? Detailed Information 

Five former Memphis police officers involved in the death of Tyre Nichols, who died days after a traffic stop on Jan. 7. They were indicted Thursday on murder charges in the death of Tyre Nichols, whose beating after a traffic stop was captured on video that “sickened” a top Tennessee law enforcement official.

Police had said that Nichols was supposedly stopped for reckless driving, but Memphis Police Chief C.J. Davis said early Friday morning an investigation and review of available camera footage had found “no proof” of that.

#1. ‘No Proof’ of Reckless Driving

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Davis said early Friday that Nichols had supposedly been stopped by police officers for reckless driving, but an investigation and review of available camera footage found “no proof” that was the case.

“We have not been able to substantiate the reckless driving. That was why he was supposedly stopped in the very beginning,” she continued. “It doesn’t mean that something didn’t happen. But there’s no proof. The cameras didn’t pick up.”

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Davis said after seeing video footage of the incident, “I was outraged. It was incomprehensible to me, it was unconscionable … I don’t think I’ve witnessed anything of that nature in my entire career.”

She said the video will show “acts that defy humanity,” “a disregard for life” and “a level of physical interaction that is above and beyond what is required in law enforcement.” “I’m sure that, you know, as I said before, individuals watching will feel what the family felt. And if you don’t then you’re not a human being,” Davis continued.

#2. Who are 5 Police Officers That Killed Tyre Nichols? 

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The officers involved — Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Emmitt Martin III, Desmond Mills Jr. and Justin Smith — were fired after, Davis said, they violated department policies during the Jan. 7 stop that led to Nichols’ death.

All five former officers were 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, prosecutors announced. They have been indicted and jailed after the beating death of Tyre Nichols.

Like Nichols, all of the fired officers are Black.

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“The actions of all of them resulted in the death of Tyre Nichols, and they are all responsible,” Shelby County District Attorney Steve Mulroy told reporters.

Second-degree murder, the most serious of the charges, “is a knowing killing,” Mulroy said. Two of the officers, Mills and Smith, posted $250,000 bond and were released late Thursday. Haley, Martin and Bean remained in custody Thursday night, jail records showed. But as of early Friday, morning, jail records showed that only Haley remained behind bars.

Related: Tyre Nichols Detailed Death Scene and Updated Investigation

#3. Tyre Nichols death details

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Nichols, a 29-year-old father, died while hospitalized on Jan. 10, three days after the confrontation during his arrest by the five police officers.

On January 7, he was pulled over by Memphis officers on suspicion of reckless driving, police said in their initial statement on the incident. As officers approached the vehicle, a “confrontation” occurred and Nichols fled on foot, police said. The officers pursued him and they had another “confrontation” before he was taken into custody, police said. Nichols then complained of shortness of breath, was taken to a local hospital in critical condition and died three days later, police said. 

Officials were expected on Friday evening to release police body-worn camera video of the incident, which a lawyer for Nichols’ family likened to the notorious footage of Los Angeles police officers beating Black motorist Rodney King more than 30 years ago.

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“We’re here today because of a tragedy that wounds one family deeply but also hurts us all,” Shelby County District Attorney Steve Mulroy said at a news conference announcing the charges. The five officers, who are all Black, were each charged with second-degree murder, aggravated assault, aggravated kidnapping, official misconduct and official oppression, Mulroy said.

The Memphis Police Department on Friday identified them as Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Emmitt Martin III, Desmond Mills, Jr., and Justin Smith. They range in age from 24 to 32 and each served on the department for about 2 1/2 to five years. is a website that provides you with sport updates and entertainment news to brighten your day. Don’t hesitate to visit our site to know more about trending news.