Five Memphis police officers were fired and arrested with murder following an internal investigation into the death of Tyre Nichols.
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Former officers Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Justin Smith, Emmit Martin III and Desmond Mills Jr. have each been charged with one count of second-degree murder, aggravated assault – acting in concert, two counts of aggravated kidnapping, two counts of official misconduct and one count of official oppression, court records show.
The five were booked at the Shelby County Jail, and all posted bond Thursday, with bonds ranging between $250,000 and $350,000. Mills and Martin will plead not guilty, attorneys representing them said Thursday.
The charges come less than a week after the officers were fired and accused of violating department policy during the stop of Tyre Nichols, 29.
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