Tyre Nichols footage – live: Graphic body camera video exposing violent Memphis police beating sparks protests

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Protesters march in Memphis after video released of Tyre Nichols being beaten by police

Bodycam footage of the deadly arrest of Tyre Nichols was released to the public today, one day after five police officers were charged with his murder.

The grainy footage captures a violent confrontation between police and Nichols, where officers can be seen using fists, batons, and stun guns against him, then laughing and bragging about the arrest.

“Watch out, I’m going to baton the f*** out of you,” one officer can be heard saying on the tape.

Despite the new details in the video, an Independent initial analysis of the footage doesn’t reveal much more information about why police stopped Nichols, or the precise moment-by-moment series of events that played out between officers and the 29-year-old Black man.

Nonetheless, the shocking footage inspired widespread protests across Memphis and beyond.

Nichols died three days after his arrest. An independent autopsy released by his family shows he suffered “extensive bleeding” before his death.

On Thursday, officers Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Emmitt Martin III, Desmond Mills Jr. and Justin Smith were all charged with second-degree murder.

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Tyre Nichols’ death shows us the police are not always telling the whole truth

As the nation turns its attention to the death of Tyre Nichols, there’s something you need to know. In cases like these, police don’t always tell the full truth. Sometimes they seek to distract from it. Other times they flat-out lie.

More details from the full story.

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Tyre Nichols’ mother reveals police blocked her from seeing her dying son in hospital

His mother RowVaughn Wells told CNN that she received a call from a doctor at St Francis Hospital at 4am on the day he died to say her son’s organs were failing and to come to the hospital immediately.

“He said, ‘why aren’t you here?’ And I said, ‘the police officers said that I couldn’t come, because he was under arrest’,” Ms Wells told the network. “The doctor proceeded to tell me that my son had went into cardiac arrest and that his kidneys were failing.”

Bevan Hurley reports.

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Tyre Nichols six-word plea revealed as distressing footage lays bare Memphis police brutality

The first part of the hour-long video showed the officers pulling over the young man, forcing him out of the vehicle and onto the floor.

One of them is heard to say: “B**ch put your hands behind your back before I break them.” An officer then threatens Nichols that “I’m going to knock your ass the f**k out.”

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ICYMI: Memphis police chief says there’s ‘no proof’ Tyre Nichols should have been stopped for reckless driving

Ms Davis told CNN that the department had reviewed all available video footage and found there was no probable cause to warrant Nichols’ arrest.

Police have previously said that a “confrontation” occurred as they approached Nichols’ vehicle, and he fled on foot. He was taken into custody after a second “confrontation”, during which he received critical injuries.

Nichols, 29, died in hospital three days later.

Bevan Hurley reports.

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How five police officers were charged with the ‘heinous’ murder of Tyre Nichols

A 29-year-old father died in hospital several days after he was taken into custody by police during a traffic stop.

Now five officers at the Memphis Police Department have been removed from their posts and jailed on second-degree murder charges.

Gustaf Kilander reports on how we got here.

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Tyre Nichols video shows officers boasting as he lies motionless: ‘Hitting him with straight haymakers, dog’

After authorities released a series of videos captured by police in Memphis when they beat and kicked the 29-year-old as they detained him earlier this month, officers can be heard laughing and bragging as the young man lies on the ground next to them.

He would die in hospital several days later.

“I was hitting him with straight haymakers, dog” says one officer.

Another is heard to say: “I jumped in, started rocking him.”

Read the full story here:

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Just like George Floyd, Tyre Nichols called out for mother during violent police arrest

They are later seen bragging about punching him, in footage packed with expletives.

“I was hitting him with straight haymakers, dog” says one officer.

Another is heard to say: “I jumped in, started rocking him.”

Andrew Buncombe has the story.

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Protesters block bridge following Tyre Nichols body cam release

The Memphis Police Department issued a traffic alert warning the public to avoid the I55 freeway in downtown Memphis following the march.

Five officers have been charged with murder after the 22-year-old was brutally beaten following a traffic stop and died three days later in hospital.

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Protesters block bridge following Tyre Nichols body cam release

Demonstrators blocked the Memphis-Arkansas Bridge in a peaceful protest against police brutality following the release of disturbing body cam footage showing the beating of Tyre Nichols by Memphis officers. The Memphis Police Department issued a traffic alert warning the public to avoid the I55 freeway in downtown Memphis following the march. Five officers have been charged with murder after the 22-year-old was brutally beaten following a traffic stop and died three days later in hospital. Memphis police chief, Cerelyn J. Davis, said the officers’ actions showed a “disregard for humanity”, ahead of the video release on Friday (27 January).

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What has president Biden said about the Tyre Nichols video?

President Joe Biden called a video revealing the beating of Tyre Nichols by Memphis police officers “horrific” and said it was a “painful reminder” of the fear Black and Brown Americans face regularly, while calling for peaceful demonstrations.

“Like so many, I was outraged and deeply pained to see the horrific video of the beating that resulted in Tyre Nichols’ death,” the president said in a statement. “It is yet another painful reminder of the profound fear and trauma, the pain, and the exhaustion that Black and Brown Americans experience every single day.”

Memphis police released the video on Friday evening of five former officers from the department beating Nichols, who died three days later. The chief of police had warned that the video showed a violation of “basic human rights.”

Eric Garcia reports from Washington.

Josh Marcus28 January 2023 06:00
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Tyre Nichols: Police officer appears to laugh and smoke cigarette in disturbing body cam

Memphis police officers appear to laugh and one can be seen smoking a cigarette in body cam footage released after the death of Tyre Nichols.

Mr Nichols was beaten by police following a traffic stop and died three days later in hospital.

The disturbing footage shows police officers laughing together as the 22-year-old lies slumped on the floor.

“I was hitting him with straight haymakers, dog” says one officer, referring to the beating.

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Tyre Nichols: Police officer appears to laugh and smoke cigarette in disturbing video

Memphis police officers appear to laugh and one can be seen smoking a cigarette in body cam footage released after the death of Tyre Nichols. Mr Nichols was beaten by police following a traffic stop and died three days later in hospital. The disturbing footage shows police officers laughing together as the 22-year-old lies slumped on the floor. “I was hitting him with straight haymakers, dog” says one officer, referring to the beating. Protests erupted across the country following the release of the disturbing footage. Five officers have been fired and charged with murder.

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Source: independent.co.uk