In the wake of Tyre Nichols’ death from a brutal beating by Memphis police officers, a 19-year-old is now coming forward claiming four of the five SCORPION Unit officers involved in Nichols’ incident attacked him.
A crowd of around 100 gathered at the Shelby County Courthouse Saturday afternoon to demand justice for Tyre Nichols—and to say disbanding the SCORPION Unit isn’t enough. Now, activists demand an end to all special crime units within Memphis Police Department.
The Mayor of Memphis is asking for outside federal help to do an independent review of Memphis police as some members of Congress consider adding Tyre Nichols’ name to a police reform bill currently being crafted.
After the release of the Tyre Nichols’ investigation details, Action News 5 has received multiple complaints about prior interactions with the now-disbanded SCORPION Unit. A public police misconduct database, entitled, “Missin Peace,” is available.
Three teens have received a juvenile summons for violating curfew after police say they were involved in a shooting that left one man injured Friday morning. Police also say the vehicle they occupied was stolen overnight.