Fired Memphis EMT says police impeded Tyre Nichols' care
A former Memphis Fire Department emergency medical technician has told a Tennessee board that officers “impeded patient care” by refusing to remove Tyre Nichols’ handcuffs, which would have allowed EMTs to check Nichols' vital signs after he was brutally beaten by police.
Fired Memphis EMT says police impeded Tyre Nichols' care
A former Memphis Fire Department emergency medical technician told a Tennessee board Friday that officers “impeded patient care” by refusing to remove Tyre Nichols ' handcuffs, which would have allowed EMTs to check his vital signs after he was brutally beaten by police. Robert Long, whose license was suspended for failing to give aid to Nichols and who has also been fired, appeared by livestream before the state Emergency Medical Services Board to share his version of events.news.yahoo.com
Mother of Tyre Nichols reacts to five ex-officers who pleaded not guilty in beating death of her son
The five former Memphis police officers charged with murder in the beating death of Tyre Nichols, a Black man, pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges at Shelby County Criminal Court in Tennessee on Friday. “They didn't even have the courage to look at me in my face after what they did to my son,” RowVaughn Wells, Nichols's mother, said at a press conference after the arraignments.news.yahoo.com
Deputies suspended in Nichols case didn't keep body cams on
Authorities say two sheriff’s deputies who have been suspended for five days for their role in the arrest of Tyre Nichols failed to keep their body cameras activated after they went to the location where Nichols had been beaten by five Memphis police officers.
Family of Double Amputee Killed by Police Pursuing Lawsuit
By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent@StacyBrownMediaThe family of a double amputee shot and killed by police officers on Jan. 26 has taken the necessary preliminary steps to file a lawsuit against a Southern California city. Contreras called the incident a “straight murder.”“A disabled man, double amputee, murdered by the police department officers, and we’re here making demands. Officers in Huntington Park’s 1900 block of Slauson Avenue claimed they saw a man with a butcher knife about a foot long. A police report said that the man ignored verbal orders and threatened to move forward or throw the knife at officers. “Officers deployed two separate tasers in an attempt to subdue the suspect, but the tasers were ineffective,” authorities wrote.thewestsidegazette.com
Six North Carolina Officers on Leave After Tasing Man to Death
According to CNN, six police officers have been put on administrative leave after tasing Williams multiple times, leading to his death. While we were protesting for answers in the Tyre Nichols case, Williams’ family was fighting to figure out what happened on Jan 17. Robinson and Thomas deployed two separate tasers in “drive stun mode” which both contacted Williams in about a 50-second time span, police said. According to the memo, the taser deployed by Thomas contacted Williams’ side while Robinson’s taser contacted the left side of Williams’ back. At this point, Williams is heard saying he has “heart problems” as he begged for officers to stop.thewestsidegazette.com
Union: Fired EMTs didn't get enough info in Nichols response
The head of a union representing most of the Memphis Fire Department said three employees who were fired after the death of Tyre Nichols weren’t given enough information as they responded to the call for medical help. Thomas Malone, president of the Memphis Fire Fighters Association, also wrote in a letter to city councilmembers that information was withheld from those first responders by people on the scene. Nichols, who is Black, was beaten by Memphis police after he was pulled over Jan. 7 for an alleged traffic violation.news.yahoo.com
UM students and faculty reflect on the assault of Tyre Nichols
Body cam footage released last Jan. 27 depicts Memphis’ Police arrest and assault of Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man, nature photographer, skateboarder and father. The officers repeatedly pulled him off the ground to beat him with a baton before Nichols collapsed. After communicating his shortness of breath, Nichols was hospitalized for the severe injuries he sustained in the confrontation near his home. The two E.M.T.s did not administer help for Nichols for 19 minutes as he laid in pain. In further efforts of healing, Vice President Kamala Harris attended Nichols’ funeral on Feb. 1 in support of the grieving Memphis community.themiamihurricane.com
1st officer in Nichols arrest accused of brutality as jailer
Years before Memphis Police officer Demetrius Haley pulled Tyre Nichols from his car on Jan. 7, setting in motion a deadly confrontation, Haley was accused of taking part in the savage beating of an inmate at a county jail. “We are truly asking that this matter gets looked into before someone gets hurt really bad or lose their life because of some unprofessional officers," the letter stated. The warning from dozens of inmates at the Shelby County jail is the clearest indication yet that one of the five officers who took part in the violent beating of Nichols had an event in his past that should have raised concerns before he was hired as a police officer.news.yahoo.com
All 5 officers charged in Tyre Nichols' death removed or failed to activate their body-worn cameras. They were caught by a 'sky cop' camera installed to monitor crime hotspots.
An overhead "sky cop" camera offered the most thorough visual accounting of Tyre Nichols' beating; this time the criminals they stopped were cops.news.yahoo.com
Memphis officer took, shared photos of bloodied Tyre Nichols
Documents released Tuesday provide a scathing account of what authorities are calling the “blatantly unprofessional” conduct of five officers involved in the fatal beating of Tyre Nichols during a traffic stop last month — including new revelations about how one officer took and shared pictures of the bloodied victim.
Black '1870' pins worn by Congress members for State of the Union have deep significance
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus wore black pins with the number “1870” on them, which marks the year of the first known police killing of an unarmed and free Black person that occurred in the U.S.news.yahoo.com
U2's Bono, family of Tyre Nichols' among Jill Biden's guests
Rock star Bono, the family of Tyre Nichols and the 26-year-old who disarmed a gunman in last month’s Monterey Park, California, shooting were among the featured guests sitting with first lady Jill Biden at Tuesday’s State of the Union address.
WATCH LIVE: ‘We’re all Tyre’: Family prepares to lay Nichols to rest
Tyre Nichols’ family and friends remembered him with songs of faith and heartfelt tributes, blending a celebration of his life with outraged calls for police reform after the brutal beating he endured at the hands of Memphis police.