The death of Tyre Nichols has sparked a wave of impassioned calls for police reform across the country.
The Memphis Police Department has already taken action in the aftermath of the violent arrest and death of Tyre Nichols, a 21-year-old Black man. The department has dismissed another officer involved in the incident, and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is now conducting an investigation.
Meanwhile, a Memphis man has come forward claiming that he was assaulted by the same officers involved in the incident with Tyre Nichols days before his death.
The funeral of Tyre Nichols was held in Nashville, Tennessee, and was attended by many Nashvillians who sought to pay their respects and reflect on the tragedy. The funeral was also a platform for calls for police reform, with many attendees voicing their support for policy changes to prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future.
In an opinion piece for the Chicago Sun-Times, columnist Mona Charen urged readers to honor Tyre Nichols by pushing for real policing reform.
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