Watch: Memphis officers charged in Tyre Nichols’ death appear in court

Five former Memphis police officers who have been charged with murder and other crimes in connection to the beating of Tyre Nichols after an alleged traffic stop will appear in court for an arraignment Friday.

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Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Justin Smith, Emmitt Martin III, Desmond Mills Jr. were indicted on one count of second-degree murder, aggravated assault, kidnapping, official oppression and two counts of official misconduct.

Body camera and pole mounted surveillance footage showed them aggressively pulling Nichols, 29, from his car and beating him on Jan. 7. Nichols, a FedEx employee, father and skateboarder, died three days later.

The former officers each face 15 to 60 years in prison if convicted on second-degree murder charges.

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    1. True n they gone already can’t slick their way out this one n God don’t need a cameras God have eyes which goes back n forth all over this world n those evildoers are already doomed for eternity!! n I’m standing right in the spirit n prayer for this young innocent black man family 🙏😔

  1. I’m 30 minutes away from 201 and was working in Montana when this happened and I feel further from that court room the more people fill the pews! May God shed light over this dark moment and may he give those responsible for the murder of his own image a chance to ask Tyre forgiveness. I think this life’s punishment is enough but to take another is something I can’t see through the layers of darkness

  2. It would be intresting to know what sort of Drugs they were taking at the time they beat this man to Death, and what sort of Drugs they’re on now with a Not Guilty plea..!!!

  3. This shows that they are true cowards. They are the only ones wearing masks trying to hide their face. Yet they are trying to say they are innocent? That’s a guilty move to me and they are ashamed of themselves as they should be.

  4. I hope, after all these clowns go to prison for the rest of their lives, that the mom winds up a millionaire for what they did to her son

  5. I was wondering why the the disgraced cops were the only ones wearing masks, but then I thought 🤔…..yea id b ashamed to show my face too..

  6. The nerve to plea not guilty when they blatantly killed Tyre
    Why have a defense team when these ugly monsters took Tyre life
    RIP” Tyre ❤❤❤😢

  7. THEY GUILTY AF and in my mind they fryin’ in the electric chair stinkin’ the place up so bad all the cops on the planet can take a big ole whiff.

  8. I don’t understand why they aren’t locked up for the simple fact that they are charged with murder. The same as Derek Chauvan being in jail until trail began 😡

  9. They committed a murder and now they are denying murder when it was caught on camera we all know what u did ? they need to rot in prison throw away the key let em burn in hell ! we just waiting for justice😂 rip beautiful soul tyre and prays for his family

  10. I see what they have mask on now. No way I’d be able to show my face to the parents of Tyre if I had committed a disgraceful act as theses cowards did.

  11. these 5 men are cowards. I’d love to see these police officers go to prison where they are hated and beat down by fellow prisoners. Okay, use reasonable force to combat if the suspect is being combative but Once the suspect was down and contained, there was absolutely no further reason to use punching and kicking — the guy was contained!

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