The death of Tyre Nichols, an unarmed black man, at the hands of Memphis police has sparked national outrage and has put a spotlight on police brutality in the United States.
The incident occurred on January 23rd when Memphis police stopped Nichols for a routine traffic violation. According to the police, Nichols resisted arrest and the officers were forced to use deadly force. Video footage of the incident released by Memphis authorities shows that Nichols was unarmed and did not appear to be resisting arrest.
President Joe Biden has condemned the death of Tyre Nichols and the brutality of the Memphis police. He has called for a thorough investigation into the incident and for changes to be made to ensure that similar incidents do not occur in the future.
The death of Nichols has sparked protests in Memphis, with many protesters calling for justice for Nichols and an end to police brutality. The protests have been peaceful but have turned violent on several occasions, with police and protesters clashing during a rally for Nichols.
The handling of the Tyre Nichols case in Memphis reflects a national shift in attitudes towards police brutality and systemic racism in the United States. It remains to be seen what changes will be made in the wake of this tragedy.