Five Memphis police officers have been charged with murder in the death of Tyre Nichols, a 22-year-old Black man. The officers have been accused of using excessive force in the incident, which occurred on January 25th.
The officers have been identified as John Doe, Jane Doe, Joe Doe, Janet Doe, and Jack Doe. They are all facing charges of second-degree murder, as well as other charges related to the incident.
The family of Tyre Nichols gathered at the Memphis Skatepark on Tuesday to honor his memory with a candlelight vigil. The vigil was attended by hundreds of people, many of whom held signs that read “Black Lives Matter” and “Justice for Tyre.”
The incident has sparked outrage in the Memphis community and beyond, with many calling for an end to police brutality and systemic racism. A petition demanding justice for Tyre has already gathered over 50,000 signatures.
The officers are set to appear in court on February 5th. In the meantime, the Memphis Police Department has suspended all five officers without pay and has launched an internal investigation into the incident.
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