MEMPHIS, Tenn. — National civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump will deliver a call to action and Rev. Al Sharpton, Founder and President of the National Action Network (NAN), will deliver the eulogy after Tyre Nichols’ death at his funeral in Memphis this Wednesday.
Tyre Nichols’ death came on Jan. 10, days after he was involved in a traffic stop conducted by the Memphis Police Department that left him critically injured. In the Tyre Nichols case, Nichols fled the traffic stop scene, and the police began to chase him. Police brutalized him to the point of being unrecognizable.
Officers in the Tyre Nichols case were indicted by a Grand Jury and charged with second-degree murder, aggravated assault, two counts of aggravated kidnapping, two counts of official misconduct and official oppression on Jan. 26.
Media in the Tyre Nichols case will be assigned to the Church’s Chapel for coverage of the service, where a press conference will take place immediately after the funeral. Media also will have a designated area for coverage outside of the church. Media will not be allowed in the main sanctuary during the service. CBS News will provide video pooling inside the main sanctuary, while The Commercial Appeal will provide print and photo pooling. RSVP is required to cover this event; please respond no later than 8 p.m. CST on Tuesday, January 31st here: https://forms.gle/qV2zszv4FwHNNakr6
Family of Tyre Nichols
Ben Crump, National Civil Rights Attorney
Rev. Al Sharpton, Founder and President of NAN
Tamika Palmer, Mother of Breonna Taylor
Philonise Floyd, Brother of George Floyd
Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Press arrival: 7:30 a.m. CST
Services begin: 10:30 a.m. CST
Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church
70 N. Bellevue Boulevard
Memphis, TN 38104
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About Ben Crump Law
Nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump and his national network of specialized attorneys have spearheaded a legal movement to better protect the rights of marginalized citizens. He has led landscape-changing civil rights cases and represented clients in a wide range of areas including civil rights, personal injury, labor and employment, class actions, and more. Ben Crump Law is dedicated to holding the powerful accountable. For more, visit BenCrump.com or call (800) 935-8111.
About National Action Network (NAN)
National Action Network is one of the leading civil rights organizations in the Nation with chapters throughout the entire United States. Founded in 1991 by Reverend Al Sharpton, NAN works within the spirit and tradition of Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. to promote a modern civil rights agenda that includes the fight for one standard of justice, decency, and equal opportunities for all people regardless of race, religion, nationality, or gender.
For more information go to www.nationalactionnetwork.net.
ABOUT MISSISSIPPI BOULEVARD CHRISTIAN CHURCH
Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church, lovingly known as “The BLVD”, is the first African American church in the city of Memphis under the doctrine of the Disciples of Christ (DOC). Its mission is to lead others to Christ, learn to be like Christ, live for Christ, and love as Christ without limits in the Greater Memphis Area through transformative worship, engaging fellowship, impactful ministry, consistent discipleship, and broad evangelism. Since its founding in 1921, The BLVD has sought to be relevant not just to the spiritual needs of people, but also to how the message of Jesus applies to the social climate of a community. For more information, visit [http://www.theblvd.org%20/]www.theblvd.org.