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Tyre Nichols case revives calls for change in police culture

Jan. 29, 2023 21:26 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — An unarmed Black man dies after a videotaped beating by police. The officers involved are fired. After a thorough review of the evidence, criminal charges are swiftly filed against the offending officers. Investigation, accountability and charges. ...

Memphis police disband unit that fatally beat Tyre Nichols

Jan. 28, 2023 23:12 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis police chief disbanded the city's so-called Scorpion unit on Saturday, citing a “cloud of dishonor” from newly released video that showed some of its officers beating Tyre Nichols to death after stopping the Black motorist. Police Director...

In 67 minutes of video, brutality followed by nonchalance

Jan. 28, 2023 17:54 PM EST

If you stumbled on the scene too late, you might have missed him there, bloodied and beaten. The officers’ demeanors seem untroubled and their work nonurgent as they mill at this quiet corner trading battle tales, a fist bump and a back pat. The police ranks have ballooned, but...

Memphis beating video puts spotlight on first police account

Jan. 28, 2023 16:42 PM EST

Newly released video shows Memphis police officers battering motorist Tyre Nichols with punches and kicks and also using pepper spray and a baton, with Nichols howling in pain as he tried to shield the blows. Yet initially, in a statement posted on social media the day after the...

Tyre Nichols' brutal beating by police shown on video

Jan. 28, 2023 10:08 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities released video footage Friday showing Tyre Nichols being beaten by five Memphis police officers who held the Black motorist down and repeatedly struck him with their fists, boots and batons as he screamed for his mother. The video is filled with...

DA: 5 Memphis cops 'all responsible' for Tyre Nichols' death

Jan. 27, 2023 06:27 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Five fired Memphis police officers were charged Thursday with murder and other crimes in the killing of Tyre Nichols, a Black motorist who died three days after a confrontation with the officers during a traffic stop. Shelby County District Attorney Steve...

Maryland board formally OKs developing area near FedEx Field

Jan. 25, 2023 14:13 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland officials on Wednesday voted to formally begin the process of issuing up to $400 million in bonds for developing an area around FedEx Field in Prince George's County. The Maryland Board of Public Works, which is comprised of Gov. Wes Moore,...

Feds: Investigation into Tyre Nichols' death may take time

Jan. 25, 2023 13:47 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The U.S. Attorney's Office said Wednesday the federal investigation into the death of Tyre Nichols, a Black man who died after a violent arrest by Memphis police, “may take some time." Speaking during a news conference, U.S. Attorney Kevin G. Ritz said his...

Memphis DA: Video release may coincide with charge decision

Jan. 24, 2023 19:02 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The release of police video related to the death of a Black man after a violent arrest — which could take until next week — will be carefully timed to avoid the chance that suspects or witnesses tailor their statements to what they saw in the footage, the top prosecutor...

Attorneys liken Tyre Nichols' arrest to Rodney King beating

Jan. 23, 2023 19:54 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis police officers beat motorist Tyre Nichols for three minutes, treating him like “a human piñata” in a “savage” encounter reminiscent of the infamous 1991 police beating of Los Angeles motorist Rodney King, attorneys for the family said Monday. ...