DEVELOPING: The five former Memphis police officers fired after the death of Tyre Nichols were booked into the Shelby County Jail Thursday and charged with second-degree murder, Fox 13 reports.
The five officers, who were terminated after an internal investigation into their confrontation with Nicholas, are Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Emmitt Martin III, Desmond Mills Jr., and Justin Smith.In addition to second-degree murder, the officers were charged with two counts of official misconduct, one count of official oppression, one count of aggravated assault, and two counts of aggravated kidnapping, according to court records.
From Fox 13:
Court records show that Justin Smith faces two counts of official misconduct, one count of official oppression, one count of second-degree murder, one count of aggravated assault and two counts of aggravated kidnapping.…
FOX13 has also learned that in 2016 a federal civil rights complaint was filed against Haley, claiming that Haley and other officers strip-searched an inmate at the penal farm and beat that inmate until he blacked out.
That lawsuit was later dropped.
Action 5 News reports two officers — Emmitt Martin and Desmond Mills, Jr. — have retained defense attorneys. Both attorneys reportedly plan to hold a press conference at 3 p.m., immediately after Shelby County District Attorney (DA) Steve Mulroy is expected to update the public at 2 p.m.
Ahead of the release of the video, Chief Cerelyn (CJ) Davis called it “heinous” and said more officers are still under investigation.CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THE KWAM WEEKLY NEWSLETTER FOR UNCENSORED CONSERVATIVE NEWS COVERAGE!
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