MEMPHIS, Tenn. –– Nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorneys Ben Crump and Antonio Romanucci have announced a news conference that will be held tomorrow with the parents of Tyre Nichols to provide reactions following the arraignment of officers responsible for his death.
Tyre Nicols was critically injured and left unrecognizable after a traffic stop with Memphis police; he died on Jan. 10. The five officers involved in the stop and brutality have been terminated and are being charged with second-degree murder; aggravated assault, act in concert; two counts of aggravated kidnapping; two counts of official misconduct; and official oppression.
Two additional Memphis Police officers were relieved of duty and three Memphis Fire Department employees were fired. Most recently, two Shelby County Sheriff’s Office deputies were suspended five days without pay for violating regulations.
The news conference will also be streamed on Instagram Live through Attorney Crump’s page @attorneycrump.
Attorney Ben Crump
Hon. Earnestine Hunt Dorse, (Retired)
Van Turner, President of NAACP Memphis Branch
Friday, February 17, 2023, immediately following the hearing
Shelby County Criminal Justice Center
201 Poplar Ave
Memphis, TN 38103
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