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5 Memphis officers charged with murder


The fact that the charges came preemptively before the bodycam footage was released means that this must be particularly horrifying:

Five fired Memphis police officers have been charged with murder in the death of Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man hospitalized after a confrontation with police during a traffic stop this month. The officers were fired last week and accused of using excessive force in an encounter that was captured on video, including police body cameras. The city’s police chief, Cerelyn Davis, described their actions as “a failing of basic humanity.”


Video of the traffic stop will be released late Friday, Mr. Mulroy said, as cities across the nation braced for an angry response to the footage and officials from President Biden on down called for peaceful protest. David Rausch, director of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, said he had watched the recordings. “In a word, it’s absolutely appalling,” he said. He added, “This was wrong, this was criminal.”

I assume Tucker already has the monologue claiming the officers are being railroaded half-written.

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