Tyre Nichols, 29, died after getting beaten up by several police officers in a Memphis-released body cam footage.
According to CBS, Nichols’ stepfather said that Nichols died from cardiac arrest and kidney failure.
An independent autopsy was conducted and they discovered that Nichols had extensive bleeding caused by beating.
The incident happened when police officers confronted Nichols at a traffic stop.
Apparently, the police officers stopped Nichols for reckless driving.
The officers pushed him to the ground while Nichols can be heard saying that he didn’t do anything.
An officer used a stun gun/taser on him and Nichols screamed for his mom who lives 60 yards away.
Another officer used pepper spray to spray Nichols and said “Watch out, I’ll spray your eyes again”.
Who is Tyre Nichols?
Tyre Nichols is a 29-year-old father who loves skateboarding and photography.
He has a tattoo of his mom on his arm.
He likes taking photos of sunsets on weekends in the city park.
Nichols has a photography website hosted on Wix called “T. Nichols photography”.
Here’s what his about page says, “My name is Tyre D. Nochols. I’m an aspiring photographer. I mostly do this stuff for fun, but I enjoy it very much”.
“Photography helps me look at the world in a more creative way. It expresses me in ways I cannot write down for people”.
“I take different types of photography including action sports, rural photos, bodies of water, and landscape”.
“My vision is to bring my viewers deep into what I am seeing through my eye and out through my lens”.
“People have a story to tell. So why not capture it instead of doing the “norm” and writing it down or speaking it?”.
In an interview, Nichols’ mother said, “Nobody’s perfect, nobody. But he was damn near. He was damn near perfect”.
What happened in the video?
In the leaked body camera footage, Tyre Nichols was getting beaten up by several police officers.
Apparently, he was stopped because of reckless driving.
The body camera footage is a police officer who arrived late on the scene as backup.
When he arrived, Nichols was already pinned down by two officers.
Earlier footage of the video was not released, so it’s not known what happened at the start.
In the video, Tyre was getting kicked, sprayed, and tased by several police officers.
Throughout the video, an officer can be heard repeatedly saying “Give me your hands!”.
Who posted the video?
It’s not known who leaked the video of Tyre Nichols getting beaten up by police officers.
The video is body cam footage of one of the police officers who arrived late to the scene as backup.
That said, @JackPosobiec on Twitter was one of the first people who shared the video that was released in Memphis.
The video got over 3 million views in less than 24 hours.
The video was reposted across multiple social media platforms like TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube.
Tyre Nichols beating video
The Tyre Nichols video is body cam footage of a police officer.
The police officer arrived late to the scene as backup.
When he arrived at the scene, Nichols was already lying on the ground.
Nichols was getting held down by two other police officers.
In a video, Tyre Nichols’ mother spoke to a large crowd and urged parents to not let their children watch the footage.
“Hello, thank you all for coming and showing support for my family and my son. I really appreciate everything everyone is doing”.
“My son is looking down smiling because you know, it’s funny, he always said he was going to be famous one day”.
“I’ve never seen the video, but what I’ve heard is very horrific, and any of you who have children, please, don’t let them see it”.
“I just want to ask for prayer from my family this whole community and I want to say to the five police officers who murdered my son, you all are a disgrace to your own families”.
“We want justice for my son. Free justice for Tyre. Justice for Tyre”.
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