The family and Attorney Crump will hold a 11 am CT news conference on Friday
MEMPHIS, Tenn. –– Nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorneys Ben Crump and Antonio Romanucci have issued a statement in the Tyre Nichols case on the announcement that the five officers (Justin Smith, Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Emmitt Martin III, Desmond Mills Jr) involved in the Tyre Nichols’ death have been charged with second-degree murder, aggravated assault, two counts of aggravated kidnapping, and two counts of official misconduct and official oppression.
Attorneys for the family issued the following statement:
“The news today from Memphis officials that these five officers are being held criminally accountable for their deadly and brutal actions gives us hope as we continue to push for justice for Tyre. This young man lost his life in a particularly disgusting manner that points to the desperate need for change and reform to ensure that this violence stops occurring during low-
threat procedures, like in this case, a traffic stop. This tragedy meets the absolute definition of a needless and unnecessary death. Tyre’s loved ones’ lives were forever changed when he was beaten to death, and we will keep saying his name until justice is served.”
Family of Tyre Nichols
Attorney Ben Crump
Attorney Antonio Romanucci
Van Turner, President of NAACP Memphis Branch and Memphis mayoral candidate
Friday, January 27, 2023, at 11 am CT
Mt. Olive Cathedral CME Church
538 Doctor M.L.K. Jr Ave
Memphis, TN 38126
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