National civil rights and personal injury attorneys Ben Crump and Antonio Romanucci have released birthday event details honoring Tyre Nichols in Memphis for Monday — what would have been his 30th birthday.
Civil rights and personal injury attorneys Ben Crump, Antonio Romanucci, and local counsel, retired Judge Earnestine Hunt Dorse, will announce the filing of a civil lawsuit against the City of Memphis, Memphis Police Department, and individual officers for the January death of Tyre Nichols.
Civil rights attorney Ben Crump and the family of Gershun Freeman are demanding that Shelby County Sheriff Floyd Bonner and Mayor Lee Harris hold accountable all of the officers involved in the incident that led to his death inside 201 Poplar.
Friday morning, the Tennessee Health Professional Board, which is within the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH), held an emergency board meeting to hear the appeal of former Memphis Fire Department EMTs Robert Long and JaMichael Sandridge.
Thursday, dozens of faith leaders, students, and others joined the Memphis Interfaith Coalition for Action and Hope (MICAH) for a rally in front of Memphis City Hall to demand that city leaders implement policy changes for the Memphis Police Department.
Two Memphis Fire Department emergency medical technicians who were fired and had their licenses suspended for failing to give aid to Tyre Nichols for 19 minutes while he struggled with injuries from being brutally beaten by police, did not check his vital signs or perform other basic medical examinations, documents released Thursday showed.
With the national spotlight on the Memphis Police Department, following the murder of Tyre Nichols, other local agencies like the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office are taking a hard look at their own policies.
Almost six weeks to the day after the Jan. 7 traffic stop that would result in the death of Tyre Nichols, Rodney and RowVaughn Wells, Nichols’ parents, entered one of the courtrooms at 201 Poplar, awaiting the five men charged with his murder to enter behind them.
On Friday, the Action News 5 Investigators were given access to former officer Preston Hemphill’s personnel file. Hemphill was fired from the Memphis Police Department for what the department said were lies about the initial Tyre Nichols traffic stop and interaction with officers.
State Representatives G. A. Hardaway and Joe Towns, along with other local leaders gathered at the NAACP office Friday to discuss furthering an investigation into the conduct and history of the Memphis Police Department in the wake of the fatal beating of Tyre Nichols by officers.
Questions still remain about why two Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies were at the scene of the arrest of Tyre Nichols. Sheriff Bonner did confirm that at least one of the suspended deputies was friends with one of the five MPD officers facing murder charges in Nichols' death.
The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office reached a decision in the administrative investigation into the actions of two deputies who arrived on the scene following the violent encounter between Memphis police and Tyre Nichols, according to SCSO.