Deputies accused of shoving guns in mouths of 2 Black menMarch 27, 2023 GMT
BRANDON, Miss. (AP) — Several deputies from a Mississippi sheriff’s department being investigated by the Justice Department for possible civil rights violations have been involved in at least four violent encounters with Black men since 2019 that left two dead and another with lasting injuries, an Associated Press investigation found.
4 ex-cops charged in Tyre Nichols’ death barred from policeMarch 24, 2023 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Four of five former Memphis police officers charged in the killing of Tyre Nichols, a Black man who was handcuffed, brutally beaten and ignored by first responders for crucial minutes despite being barely conscious, can no longer work as law enforcement in Tennessee.
Supervisor in Tyre Nichols’ death retired before firingMarch 18, 2023 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis police supervisor on scene when Tyre Nichols was beaten to death by officers retired with his benefits the day before a hearing to fire him, according to documents filed to revoke his law enforcement certification.
Family seeks jailer punishments after beaten inmate’s deathMarch 17, 2023 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The parents of a Black man who was having a psychotic episode and died in custody last fall after Memphis jailers punched, kicked and kneeled on his back during a confrontation are seeking answers for their son and punishments against the jail staff.
Tyre Nichols death spurs Justice Department police reviewMarch 8, 2023 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Justice Department announced Wednesday that it will review the Memphis Police Department policies on the use of force, de-escalation strategies and specialized units in response to the fatal beating of Tyre Nichols during an arrest.
Tyre Nichols probe: 7 from Memphis police fired, 1 retiredMarch 7, 2023 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A seventh Memphis Police Department employee has been fired for his role in the fatal arrest of Tyre Nichols, while an eighth police employee retired before it was recommended he lose his job for his part in January’s events — which have reignited the national discussion over race and policing, the city’s chief legal officer said Tuesday.
Fired Memphis EMT says police impeded Tyre Nichols’ careMarch 3, 2023 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A former Memphis Fire Department emergency medical technician told a Tennessee board Friday that officers “impeded patient care” by refusing to remove Tyre Nichols ' handcuffs, which would have allowed EMTs to check his vital signs after he was brutally beaten by police.
Documents detail EMTs’ failure to aid Tyre NicholsMarch 2, 2023 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — 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.
4th Fire Department employee probed in Tyre Nichols caseFebruary 22, 2023 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A top city official said Tuesday that a fourth Memphis Fire Department employee is being investigated as part of the probe into the violent arrest and death of Tyre Nichols.
5 Memphis officers plead not guilty in death of Tyre NicholsFebruary 17, 2023 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Five former Memphis police officers pleaded not guilty Friday to second-degree murder and other charges in the violent arrest and death of Tyre Nichols, with his mother saying afterward that none of them would look her in the eye in court.
Memphis DA agrees to review info in man’s killing by officerFebruary 16, 2023 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The top prosecutor in Memphis agreed Thursday to review additional information about the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old Black man during an attempted arrest by a white police officer after the man's family asked for the case to be reopened.
Biden takes new steps to address racial inequality in gov’tFebruary 16, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday ordered the federal government to do more to address racial inequality as the challenges and complexities of systemic racism are again drawing the public's attention.
Deputies suspended in Nichols case didn’t keep body cams onFebruary 16, 2023 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Two sheriff's deputies who have been suspended for five days for their role in the arrest of Tyre Nichols failed to keep their body cameras activated after they went to the location where Nichols had been beaten by five Memphis police officers, officials said late Wednesday.
Oregon joins debate over police education requirementsFebruary 15, 2023 GMT
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Amid a renewed nationwide focus on police qualifications following the fatal beating of Tyre Nichols, an Oregon lawmaker has introduced a bill that would require law enforcement officers to complete at least two years of higher education.
Former officer pleads guilty to hitting man he arrestedFebruary 14, 2023 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A former Memphis officer has pleaded guilty to violating the civil rights of a man who was in his custody by hitting him in the head with his gun, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.
Officer fired in Tyre Nichols case had minor reprimandsFebruary 14, 2023 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Memphis police officer who hit Tyre Nichols with a stun gun during a traffic stop that preceded Nichols' brutal beating by other officers had a prior record of minor infractions before he was fired, records released Monday showed.
Union: Fired EMTs didn’t get enough info in Nichols responseFebruary 11, 2023 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The head of a union representing most of the Memphis Fire Department said three employees who were fired after the death of Tyre Nichols weren’t given enough information as they responded to the call for medical help.
1st officer in Nichols arrest accused of brutality at prisonFebruary 11, 2023 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Years before Memphis Police officer Demetrius Haley pulled Tyre Nichols from his car on Jan.
Canopy at Memphis riverside park named after Tyre NicholsFebruary 10, 2023 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A charitable foundation on Friday named a canopy at a Memphis park for Tyre Nichols, who died last month after he was brutally beaten by officers in a case that has intensified calls for police reform and led to emotional tributes in this Mississippi River city and around the country.
Bill would make obstructing police, ‘causing death’ a felonyFebruary 10, 2023 GMT
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Senate on Friday passed a bill that would make interfering with a police officer and causing their death a felony punishable by up to life in prison.
The bill calls for the same possible penalties as a murder conviction.
Officer drew gun as he approached Tyre Nichols, report findsFebruary 10, 2023 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — One of three Memphis Police officers who initially detained Tyre Nichols last month has admitted he did not witness the alleged reckless driving that was the justification for pulling over Nichols but still approached his car while brandishing his gun, according to police documents seeking to bar him from working in law enforcement.
Tyre Nichols documents: Officer never explained stop to himFebruary 9, 2023 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tennessee (AP) — The officer who pulled Tyre Nichols from his car before police fatally beat him never explained why he was being stopped, newly released documents show, and emerging reports from Memphis residents suggest that was common.
Jury may not hear cops’ admissions in Tyre Nichols’ beatingFebruary 8, 2023 GMT
It was a stunning revelation: One of the officers involved in the fatal beating of Tyre Nichols took a cellphone photo of the bloodied and handcuffed man and shared it with five other people.
Memphis officer took, shared photos of bloodied Tyre NicholsFebruary 8, 2023 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Documents released Tuesday provided a scathing account of what authorities called the “blatantly unprofessional” conduct of five officers involved in the fatal police beating of Tyre Nichols during a traffic stop last month — including new revelations about how one officer took and shared pictures of the bloodied victim.
13 Memphis officers could be disciplined in Nichols caseFebruary 8, 2023 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Thirteen Memphis officers could end up being disciplined in connection with the violent arrest of Tyre Nichols, officials said Tuesday, as city council members expressed frustration during a meeting with the police and fire chiefs for not moving quickly on policy reforms following the brutal beating.
U2′s Bono, family of Tyre Nichols’ among Jill Biden’s guestsFebruary 8, 2023 GMT
Rock star Bono, the family of Tyre Nichols and the 26-year-old who disarmed a gunman in last month’s Monterey Park, California, shooting were among the featured guests sitting alongside first lady Jill Biden at Tuesday's State of the Union address.
Toll of police brutality on display at State of the UnionFebruary 8, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The toll of police brutality in America was on painful display Tuesday night as family members of Black men and women killed in custody joined lawmakers in the Capitol to hear President Joe Biden's State of the Union address.
Amid soaring crime, Memphis cops lowered the bar for hiringFebruary 7, 2023 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Beyond the beating, kicking, cursing and pepper spraying, the video of Tyre Nichols’ deadly arrest at the hands of young Memphis police officers is just as notable for what's missing — any experienced supervisors showing up to stop them.
Tennessee deputy relieved of duty after video emergesFebruary 6, 2023 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee deputy has been relieved of duty after video of a November arrest surfaced on social media, the Shelby County Sheriff's Office announced Monday.
In a brief statement, the office said an unnamed deputy is the subject of an administrative investigation into use of force.
Tyre Nichols’ mom, chief: Women on two sides of a tragedyFebruary 5, 2023 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tyre Nichols ’ mother was just steps away from her son but couldn't hear his anguished cries.
In Tyre Nichols’ neighborhood, Black residents fear policeFebruary 4, 2023 GMT
MEMPHIS (AP) — In a terrible way, the death of Tyre Nichols brings vindication to members of the Black community in Memphis who live in constant fear of the police.
Often, before, people didn't believe them when told how bad it is.
6th officer fired after beating death of Tyre NicholsFebruary 4, 2023 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A sixth Memphis officer was fired Friday after an internal police investigation showed he violated multiple department policies in the violent arrest of Tyre Nichols, including rules surrounding the deployment of a stun gun, officials said.
AP-Week in Pictures: Global / Jan. 28 - Feb.3, 2023February 3, 2023 GMT
Jan. 28 - Feb.3, 2023
From worshippers gathering at an airport in Congo for a Mass with Pope Francis, to protesters marching over the death of Tyre Nichols, who died after being beaten by police in Memphis, Tennessee, this photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images from around the world made or published by The Associated Press in the past week.
Officer shot at public library remains in critical conditionFebruary 3, 2023 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee police officer who was shot at a public library while responding to a trespassing complaint remained in “extremely critical condition” on Friday, Memphis Police said.
Advocates: Black cops not exempt from anti-Black policingFebruary 3, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — That the death of Tyre Nichols — young, Black, just trying to get home — came at the hands of Memphis police officers was a familiar refrain in the nation's seemingly endless lamentation of racism and police brutality aimed at Black people.
Biden, Black caucus agree on path forward on police reformFebruary 3, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of the Congressional Black Caucus left a meeting Thursday with President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris with an agreement on how to address the issue of policing in America after the recent killing of Tyre Nichols.
At Nichols’ funeral, Black America’s grief on public displayFebruary 3, 2023 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The sound of the djembe drums started as a low tremble and grew more distinct as the musicians drew closer to the hundreds gathered inside the Memphis church.
ACLU settles two lawsuits of police abuse cases in LouisianaFebruary 2, 2023 GMT
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A civil rights group in New Orleans is pointing to two federal lawsuit settlements as examples of how civil litigation can hold police accountable for violent tactics in the wake of Tyre Nichols' death in Memphis.
7th Memphis officer disciplined, EMTs fired in Nichols deathFebruary 2, 2023 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Two more Memphis police officers have been disciplined and three emergency responders fired in connection with the death of Tyre Nichols, officials said Monday, widening the circle of punishment for the shocking display of police brutality after video showed many more people failed to help him beyond the five officers accused of beating him to death.
Impassioned calls for police reform at Tyre Nichols’ funeralFebruary 1, 2023 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tyre Nichols' family and friends remembered him with songs of faith and heartfelt tributes Wednesday, blending a celebration of his life with outraged calls for police reform after the brutal beating he endured at the hands of Memphis police.
Past defeats on police reform bedevil newly divided CongressFebruary 1, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Weeks before President Joe Biden made his first address to Congress in 2021, a graphic video was released of a Black man being killed at the hands of police.
The country watched the now hauntingly familiar scene play out across its screens.
Live updates | Funeral for Tyre NicholsFebruary 1, 2023 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Live Updates on the funeral for Tyre Nichols (all times local):
Many mourners wiped away tears as Tyre Nichols ' sisters, brothers and parents shared their memories at the funeral of the Black man who died after being beaten by Memphis police officers.
Records: Minor infractions for officers before Nichols caseFebruary 1, 2023 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Four of five Memphis officers charged with killing Tyre Nichols after violently beating him had infractions on their records from previous police work.
Tyre Nichols’ family grieves ‘on sacred ground’ in MemphisFebruary 1, 2023 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — On the eve of the funeral for Tyre Nichols, who died days after a brutal beating by Memphis police officers just minutes from his home, his family was sharing remembrances and expressing grief.
Tyre Nichols beating raises scrutiny on ‘elite’ police unitsFebruary 1, 2023 GMT
A car with dark tinted windows circles the block a few times before swerving onto the sidewalk. A handful of armed plainclothes police officers jump out and order everyone out of a double-parked car so they can search it, striking terror in the seconds before red and blue lights flash or an officer yells “police.”
Tyre Nichols’ parents to attend Biden State of Union speechJanuary 31, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The parents of Tyre Nichols, the Black man who was severely beaten by a group of Memphis, Tennessee, police officers and died days later, will attend President Joe Biden's State of the Union address next week at the U.S.