FIVE OFFICERS IN CUSTODY FOR INVOLVEMENT OF THE DEATH OF TYRE NICHOLS

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) – Five officers involved in the death of Tyre Nichols are in custody.

Those former MPD officers are Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Emmit Martin III, Desmond Mills, Jr., and Justin Smith.

All five are charged with two counts of official misconduct, one count of official oppression, second-degree murder, aggravated assault act in concert, and two counts of aggravated kidnapping.

Smith, Haley, and Martin are in jail on a $350,000 bond. Mills and Bean were booked on a $250,000 bond.

Tyre Nichols, 29, died on January 10, days after a confrontation with police put him in the hospital. Nichols was pulled over by Memphis police in the Hickory Hill area on January 7 for what was originally reported as reckless driving.

The five officers were fired following an internal investigation for their involvement, as well as two EMTs with Memphis Fire being relieved of duty pending the results of their own internal investigation.

MPD determined the officers violated multiple policies, including excessive use of force, duty to intervene, and duty to render aid.

The United States Department of Justice and FBI announced the opening of a civil rights investigation into the death on January 18.

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