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By Adrian Sainz, Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press
The Scorpions were one of the many specialized police units that have proliferated in large police departments across the country. But while ubiquitous, some have attracted controversy, including for misconduct that has resulted in deaths, protests and lawsuits.
By Kenichi Serino
Tyre Nichols’ family and friends gathered Wednesday for a funeral that blended a celebration of his life with outrage over the brutal beating he endured at the hands of Memphis police and heated calls for police reform.
Nichols was an avid skateboarder from Sacramento, California, and came to Memphis just before the coronavirus pandemic and got stuck. But he was fine with it because he was with his mother, and they were incredibly close, RowVaughn Wells said.
By Adam Beam, Travis Loller, Claire Galofaro, Associated Press
Authorities released video footage Friday showing Tyre Nichols being beaten by five Memphis police officers who held the Black motorist down and repeatedly struck him with their fists, boots and batons as he screamed for his mother.
By Adrian Sainz, Associated Press
By John Yang, Dorothy Hastings
Five fired police officers in Memphis, Tennessee, have been charged with second-degree murder in a killing that has echoed across the country. The victim, Tyre Nichols, died after a confrontation during a traffic stop earlier this month. Attorneys for Nichols'…
A lawyer for the family of a Black man who died at a hospital three days after a confrontation with police during a traffic stop said Monday that video of the encounter shows it was “violent” and “troublesome on every…
By Steve LeBlanc, Associated Press
The speed with which five Memphis police officers were fired following the traffic stop of a man who later died in a hospital is unusual but could become more common, according to those studying police and criminal justice issues.
Five Memphis Police Department officers were fired for excessive use of force, failure to intervene and failure to render aid stemming from an arrest during a traffic stop of a man who later died in a hospital, officials said Friday.
By Associated Press
Aaron Dean, 38, had faced up to 20 years in prison, but jurors also had the option of sentencing him to probation.
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