Memphis, Tennessee was rocked by tragedy this week when video surfaced of the deadly beating of Tyre Nichols by Memphis police officers. Five former Memphis police officers are now facing murder charges, and the video has sparked widespread outrage in the city.
The video, released by Memphis authorities, shows the fatal traffic stop that took place on January 3rd. Tyre Nichols can be seen being pulled from his car and beaten by five officers. The officers, who have since been fired, are now facing charges of first-degree murder.
The city of Memphis is now mourning the loss of Tyre Nichols, and a moment of silence was held at the Timberwolves game on Wednesday night in his memory.
The killing of Tyre Nichols has sparked a nationwide conversation about police brutality, and many are calling for justice for the Nichols family. Activists and community leaders are demanding accountability from the Memphis police department, and the case is being closely watched by the public.
The full details of the incident are still unclear, but the video has sparked a wave of anger and sadness across the city. The case is ongoing, and it remains to be seen what justice will be served.