DEVELOPING STORY: The Memphis Police Dept. has fired five officers involved in the death of Tyre Nichols. The 29-year-old died three days after he fled officers during a traffic stop.Keep your family safe! Click here to join the KWAM “Stop Memphis Crime” Group.
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“We have determined that five (5) MPD officers violated multiple department policies, including excessive use of force, duty to intervene, and duty to render aid,” Chief CJ Davis announced on Twitter.The officers who were fired are Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Emmitt Martin III, Desmond Mills Jr. and Justin Smith.
Bean and Haley were hired in August 2020, Martin and Smith were hired in March 2018 and Mills was hired in March 2017, MPD said.
“Each officer charged was terminated from the Memphis Police Department. The Memphis Police Department is committed to protecting and defending the rights of every citizen in our city. The egregious nature of this incident is not a reflection of the good work that our officers perform, with integrity, every day,” she said.Click here to download the free KWAM News Radio App to stay informed on breaking news.