Tyre Nichols: NBA franchise Memphis Grizzlies offer their support
‘JusticeForTyre’: NBA franchise Memphis Grizzlies sends condolences to Tire Nichols’ family and friends, offering support after ‘unnecessary loss of life’, as harrowing footage of five police officers fatally beating him is released
The Memphis Grizzlies have thrown their support behind ‘one of their own’ Tire Nichols after his death.
The NBA team’s statement comes as gruesome body camera footage of five police officers fatally beating Nichols following a traffic stop for alleged reckless driving was released.
Nichols died at the hospital on January 10, three days after he was beaten by officers. He video posted on friday The night shows the 29-year-old crying to his mother multiple times during the brutal assault on January 7, which took place just a few blocks from his home.
Tire Nichols is shown at the hospital after the incident. The 29-year-old from Memphis died on January 10 of cardiac arrest and kidney failure, three days after police pulled him over for reckless driving in cars without identification.
The Memphis Grizzlies have thrown their support behind ‘one of their own’ Tire Nichols after his death
The Memphis Police Department has released harrowing body camera footage of five police officers fatally beating Nichols.
“We are distraught to find ourselves dealing with an unnecessary loss of life due to police brutality, and this time it was one of Memphis’s own,” the Grizzlies’ statement said Friday.
“We are thinking of Nichols’ family and friends, and we share the pain felt throughout our community.
‘So let’s support each other and respect how our fellow Memphis cops. We have faith in this city and in our power to heal.
“To Nichols’ family and friends, we offer our deepest condolences and condolences on his loss.”
‘Breast! Breast!’ Nichols yells as several officers pin him to the ground after a foot chase, spray pepper spray in his face and kick and punch him
Another view from a nearby surveillance camera appears to show Nichols sitting unresponsive after the assault.
Paramedics arrive on the scene when Nichols, handcuffed, seems unable to sit up on his own.
Nichols can be heard yelling ‘Mom! Breast!’ while several police officers pin him to the ground, pepper spray him in the face and kick and punch him.
The five officers involved in the murder were charged with second-degree murder for killing Nichols, with the district attorney saying that although they all played different roles, “everyone is responsible.”
Still, police across the country are bracing for potential violent riots in response to the highly disturbing and graphic images made public.
The clip posted Friday is over an hour long and includes video from three body cameras and a surveillance camera mounted on a utility pole.
Indicted for second degree murder are (top, left to right) Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Emmitt Martin III, and (bottom, left to right) Desmond Mills Jr. and Justin Smith