MEMPHIS, Tenn. –– Nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump has been retained by the family of Tyre Nichols’ Death, a man who died on Jan. 10, days after he was involved with a traffic stop conducted by the Memphis Police Department that left him critically injured. Nichols fled the traffic stop scene, and the police began to chase him. The family of Nichols says that police brutalized him to the point of being unrecognizable.
Attorney Crump issued the following statement:
“All of the available information tells us that this was the tragic and preventable death of a young man deeply beloved by his family and community. This kind of in-custody death destroys community trust if agencies are not swiftly transparent. The most effective way for the Memphis Police Department to be transparent with the grieving Nichols family and the Memphis community is to release the body camera and surveillance footage from the traffic stop. Nobody should ever die from a simple traffic stop – the footage is the only way to discern the true narrative of why and how that happened to Tyre.”
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