A Memphis-released body cam footage revealed police officers beating up Tyre Nichols, who died 3 days after the incident took place.
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”.
- What is Tyre Nichols cause of death?
- When was Tyre Nichols killed?
- Is Tyre Nichols alive?
- Who were the cops that beat Tyre Nichols?
What is Tyre Nichols cause of death?
According to Tyre Nichols’ stepfather, he died from kidney failure and cardiac arrest.
An independent autopsy was conducted and discovered that Nichols had extensive bleeding caused by beating.
In the 6-minute leaked body cam footage, Nichols can be seen getting beaten up by several police officers.
The body cam footage belongs to a police officer who arrived late to the scene as backup.
In the video, he was pepper-sprayed, tased, kicked, and held down.
When was Tyre Nichols killed?
Tyre Nichols died three days after the 7th January incident, on 10 January.
The ordeal happened after Nichols was stopped for reckless driving.
Earlier footage of the incident was not released—the body cam belonged to an officer that arrived late to the scene.
Nichols suffered extensive bleeding from his injuries, but he died from cardiac arrest and kidney failure in a hospital.
Is Tyre Nichols alive?
No, Tyre Nichols is not alive as he died 3 days after his encounter with the Memphis police.
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!”.
The police officer, whose body cam footage was leaked, 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.
Who were the cops that beat Tyre Nichols?
The cops that beat Tyre Nichols were Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Desmond Mills Jr, Emmitt Martin III, and Justin Smith.
They were taken into custody on Thursday and they face multiple charges.
All 5 Officers have been fired, and charges ranging from murder to kidnapping, have been filed against them.
The specific charges are second-degree murder, aggravated assault, aggravated kidnapping, official misconduct, and official oppression.
According to CBS, Martin’s lawyer confirmed that Martin had turned himself in and he was out on a $350,000 bond.
In addition, Bean, Smith, Mills, and Haley, all posted a $250,000 bond and were released.
According to Massey, none of the officers intended to kill Nichols and that it was their worst fear.
Demetrius Haley was previously accused of using excessive force by punching an inmate in the face.