This article will cover all the news about the viral Tyre Nichols Memphis Video.
After a weekend of protests by the family, city officials announced Tuesday the release of video footage from the traffic stop that sent a Memphis-based man to the hospital. This will be done until the investigation is complete.
Following a Jan. 7 Memphis police officer’s reckless driving stop, Tyre Nichols was taken to the hospital in critical condition. The next morning, the police released a statement. Nichols died in hospital three days later.
Benjamin Crump, a civil right attorney representing the family demanded that video be released from the block. He stated Monday that “all of the information I have shows me that this was an unfortunate and preventable death of a young man.”
Jim Strickland is the Memphis Mayor and Chief C.J. Davis said Tuesday in a joint statement that transparency is “critically important.”
According to their statement, the video will be made public once an internal investigation into the actions taken by officers has been completed and Mr. Nichols’ family has had a chance to see the video privately.
According to police officers, the investigation will conclude by the end of the week.
Shelby County District Attorney’s Office stated it must adhere to the law to avoid any investigation or prosecution.
In a statement, the office said that it was working closely with the agencies concerned to determine the speed at the release of the video and would do so as soon as possible.
Police say officers approached Nichols’ vehicle Jan. 7, and there was a “confrontation.” According to police, he fled the scene and officers pursued him.
Police stated that Nichols was in a second confrontation when officers tried to take him into custody. He complained of breathlessness.
He was in critical condition and was taken by ambulance to the hospital.
Police did not describe the confrontation. Rodney Wells provided a photograph of Nichols at hospital. He was covered in blood and had what appeared to be a swelling eye.
The identities of the officers involved in this stop are not public. Police have not been able to identify the officers involved in this stop. The officers involved in the stop claimed that they were relieved of duty while they waited for the outcome. This is a very common practice. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigations was contacted to take over the case after Nichols was admitted to the hospital.
Nichols’ family joined protestors calling for transparency over weekend. Wells claimed that his stepson was placed on dialysis after the stop.
Wells attended Tuesday’s Nichols memorial service. He spoke about their immediate relationship.
“From the moment that I met Tyre I was Pops.” Wells said, “I was Father.” He hugged me. On the first Father’s Day, he brought me a Father’s Day present. It was just so sweet. Tyre is an amazing person.
LaToya Yaiza’s mother was Nichols’ godmother. She still recalls Nichols as an infant. She related how the siblings grew up together, walking to school together when she was in high school and Nichols at elementary school.
Yiza, who was becoming emotional, stated that he was a happy, playful child and was just as silly. He would be the most insane person you saw when you came in. … I’m gonna miss him. It was incredible to see him become the man he is today. It was not his fault.
She began to weep, angry that her family was not there for him after he died.
Yiza said, “I’m so mad because he would have fought for us to protect him.” We miss him.
Angelina Paxton, who traveled from California to perform this service, made fun of Nichols’ habit for cleaning out the refrigerators of friends.
Paxton said, “The only path to this man’s heart was through his stomach.” “I swear.” “I just want to say, in behalf of all Californians that loved Tyre…we all stand by you.”
She also stated that Tyre is everyone’s friend.