The Memphis City Council is questioning Fire Chief Gina Sweat in the death of Tyre Nichols, a man who was beaten by Memphis police officers. According to newly released documents, an officer sent a photo of Nichols after the beating.
The documents also revealed that eight additional police officers could face discipline in connection with the death of Tyre Nichols. The City Council is investigating whether the officers violated any protocols or procedures.
The investigation comes as the Chattanooga Police Chief has announced that de-escalation and communication are now part of the department’s policy improvements. The changes are intended to reduce the use of force and improve police-community relations.
The Memphis Police Department has not yet released an official statement on the investigation into Tyre Nichols’ death. However, the department has promised to continue to cooperate with the City Council’s investigation.
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