4 ex-cops charged in Tyre Nichols' death barred from police
Four of five former Memphis police officers charged in the killing of Tyre Nichols, a Black man who was handcuffed, brutally beaten and ignored by first responders for crucial minutes despite being barely conscious, can no longer work as law enforcement in Tennessee. The Peace Officer Standards & Training Commission, or P.O.S.T., voted Friday to decertify Demetrius Haley, Emmitt Martin and Justin Smith. The state panel also approved the decision by Desmond Mills to surrender his certification.news.yahoo.com
Fired Memphis EMT says police impeded Tyre Nichols' care
A former Memphis Fire Department emergency medical technician has told a Tennessee board that officers “impeded patient care” by refusing to remove Tyre Nichols’ handcuffs, which would have allowed EMTs to check Nichols' vital signs after he was brutally beaten by police.
Fired Memphis EMT says police impeded Tyre Nichols' care
A former Memphis Fire Department emergency medical technician told a Tennessee board Friday that officers “impeded patient care” by refusing to remove Tyre Nichols ' handcuffs, which would have allowed EMTs to check his vital signs after he was brutally beaten by police. Robert Long, whose license was suspended for failing to give aid to Nichols and who has also been fired, appeared by livestream before the state Emergency Medical Services Board to share his version of events.news.yahoo.com
Documents detail EMTs' failure to aid Tyre Nichols
Documents provided to The Associated Press show that two Memphis Fire Department emergency medical technicians who were fired and had their licenses suspended for failing to give aid to Tyre Nichols for 19 minutes after he was brutally beaten by police did not perform basic examinations, including checking his vital signs.
Mother of Tyre Nichols reacts to five ex-officers who pleaded not guilty in beating death of her son
The five former Memphis police officers charged with murder in the beating death of Tyre Nichols, a Black man, pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges at Shelby County Criminal Court in Tennessee on Friday. “They didn't even have the courage to look at me in my face after what they did to my son,” RowVaughn Wells, Nichols's mother, said at a press conference after the arraignments.news.yahoo.com
Deputies suspended in Tyre Nichols case didn’t keep body cams on
Authorities say two sheriff’s deputies who have been suspended for five days for their role in the arrest of Tyre Nichols failed to keep their body cameras activated after they went to the location where Nichols had been beaten by five Memphis police officers.
Union: Fired EMTs didn't get enough info in Nichols response
The head of a union representing most of the Memphis Fire Department said three employees who were fired after the death of Tyre Nichols weren’t given enough information as they responded to the call for medical help. Thomas Malone, president of the Memphis Fire Fighters Association, also wrote in a letter to city councilmembers that information was withheld from those first responders by people on the scene. Nichols, who is Black, was beaten by Memphis police after he was pulled over Jan. 7 for an alleged traffic violation.news.yahoo.com
1st officer in Nichols arrest accused of brutality as jailer
Years before Memphis Police officer Demetrius Haley pulled Tyre Nichols from his car on Jan. 7, setting in motion a deadly confrontation, Haley was accused of taking part in the savage beating of an inmate at a county jail. “We are truly asking that this matter gets looked into before someone gets hurt really bad or lose their life because of some unprofessional officers," the letter stated. The warning from dozens of inmates at the Shelby County jail is the clearest indication yet that one of the five officers who took part in the violent beating of Nichols had an event in his past that should have raised concerns before he was hired as a police officer.news.yahoo.com
All 5 officers charged in Tyre Nichols' death removed or failed to activate their body-worn cameras. They were caught by a 'sky cop' camera installed to monitor crime hotspots.
An overhead "sky cop" camera offered the most thorough visual accounting of Tyre Nichols' beating; this time the criminals they stopped were cops.news.yahoo.com
Memphis officer took, shared photos of bloodied Tyre Nichols
Documents released Tuesday provide a scathing account of what authorities are calling the “blatantly unprofessional” conduct of five officers involved in the fatal beating of Tyre Nichols during a traffic stop last month — including new revelations about how one officer took and shared pictures of the bloodied victim.
Black '1870' pins worn by Congress members for State of the Union have deep significance
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus wore black pins with the number “1870” on them, which marks the year of the first known police killing of an unarmed and free Black person that occurred in the U.S.news.yahoo.com
U2's Bono, family of Tyre Nichols' among Jill Biden's guests
Rock star Bono, the family of Tyre Nichols and the 26-year-old who disarmed a gunman in last month’s Monterey Park, California, shooting were among the featured guests sitting with first lady Jill Biden at Tuesday’s State of the Union address.
Houston Police bracing for possible civil unrest amid release of bodycam footage of Memphis PD officers beating Tyre Nichols to death.
Houston officials are among several cities nationwide bracing for possible civil unrest Friday ahead of the release of bodycam footage that showed police officers allegedly beating a 29-year-old man to death earlier this month in Memphis.