Tyre Nichols was honored by his family along with Vice President Kamala Harris during a memorial service in Memphis, Tennessee.
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Family and friends of Tyre Nichols were joined by Vice President Kamala Harris and the Rev. Al Sharpton for a funeral Wednesday that was expected to draw thousands in the wake of the brutal police beating of a 29-year-old father and avid skateboarder.
His mother, RowVaughn Wells, thanked local activists for their support and thanked the family's lawyers and police for acting swiftly. Rodney Wells, Nichols' stepfather, said the family will fight for justice not only for his stepson but for others who have died in police custody.
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