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

Jan. 26, 2023 17:22 PM 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...

Prosecutor: The 5 fired Memphis officers played different roles in Tyre Nichols' death, but “they are all responsible”

Jan. 26, 2023 15:21 PM EST
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Prosecutor: The 5 fired Memphis officers played different roles in Tyre Nichols' death, but “they are all responsible.”

Five former Memphis police officers charged with murder, other offenses in connection with beating death of Tyre Nichols

Jan. 26, 2023 13:33 PM EST
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Five former Memphis police officers charged with murder, other offenses in connection with beating death of Tyre Nichols.

Egypt unveils tombs and sarcophagus in new excavation

Jan. 26, 2023 11:49 AM EST

SAQQARA, Egypt (AP) — Egypt on Thursday unveiled dozens of new archaeological discoveries, including two ancient tombs, at a Pharaonic necropolis just outside of the capital Cairo. The artefacts, unearthed during a year-long excavation, were found beneath an ancient stone enclosure...

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 activist Justin J. Pearson elected to state House

Jan. 25, 2023 13:06 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Memphis community activist who led the charge against plans for an oil pipeline over an aquifer that provides drinking water to 1 million people has won a seat in the Tennessee Legislature. Justin J. Pearson, 28, won the seat in a special...

US attorney: Federal investigation into Black man's death after violent arrest by Memphis police "may take some time"

Jan. 25, 2023 10:46 AM EST
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — US attorney: Federal investigation into Black man's death after violent arrest by Memphis police "may take some time."

Grizzlies' Steven Adams out 3-5 weeks with sprained knee

Jan. 24, 2023 23:40 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Grizzlies center Steven Adams will miss three to five weeks because of a sprained ligament in his right knee. Memphis announced the update Tuesday night. The Grizzlies, second in the Western Conference with a 31-16 record, visit Golden State on Wednesday...

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. ...