By Miriam Raftery
Photos via Nichols family: Tyre Nichols, before the deadly altercation and in hospital, where he died of injuries sustained.
January 27, 2023 (San Diego) – Police departments across the nation are gearing up for potential protests with a video due for release tonight showing the killing of Tyre Nichols, a Black man, by five Memphis police officers, who are also Black. The officers have all been charged with second degree murder as well as aggravated assault, aggravated kidnapping, official misconduct and official oppression. All five officers have been fired and were booked into jail on Thursday.
Civil rights leaders and Nichols’ family are urging that protests stay peaceful as they seek justice following their son’s death.