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Tyre Nichols: What We Know as Five Police Officers Fired 

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Five Memphis Police Department officers, according to officials, have been dismissed for excessive use of force, failing to step in, and failing to provide aid following the arrest of a Tyre Nichols during a traffic check who later passed away in the hospital.

What Happened To Tyre Nichols?

At a protest in Memphis, Tyre Nichols’ stepfather Rodney Wells, in the middle, stands next to a picture of Nichols in the hospital following his incarceration.

As a result of the arrest during a traffic stop of a man who later passed away in the hospital, five Memphis Police Department officers have been dismissed for excessive use of force, failure to intervene, and failure to offer aid, officials announced on Friday.

According to the police chief, Tyre Nichols, 29, was arrested on January 7 along with Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Emmitt Martin III, Desmond Mills Jr., and Justin Smith. The discipline was implemented following the end of an internal inquiry by the Memphis Police Department regarding the arrest of Nichols, who passed away three days later, according to the authorities.

Five Police Got Fired

The Tennessee Bureau of Probe is also investigating into the amount of force used during the arrest, and the US Justice Department has launched a civil rights investigation.

Tyre Nichols

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The family of Nichols has fought for the release of police body camera footage and has demanded that officers be punished, along with demonstrators who have demonstrated outside a police station and the National Civil Rights Museum.

Family members claim that cops beat Black Nichols, leading him to have a heart attack. According to the authorities, Nichols had a medical emergency.

Harrased By Police

In relation to Tyre Nichols’ death, five Memphis police officers were dismissed. Justin Smith, Emmitt Martin III, Desmond Mills Jr., Tadarrius Bean, and Demetrius Haley are pictured in order from left to right.

Nichols was stopped by police for driving recklessly, according to the police. When cops approached the motorist, there was a confrontation; the driver fled before he was stopped once more by the pursuing officers, who then apprehended him, according to the authorities. He was admitted to the hospital after complaining of breathing problems. Authorities stated that the cause of death has not yet been established.

According to relatives, Nichols was stopped by police in an unmarked car, and the policemen pummelling him until he suffered a heart collapse and kidney failure.

After a traffic stop in Memphis, Tyre Nichols was spotted in the hospital before his death.

According to statements made on Tuesday by Mayor Jim Strickland and Memphis Police Chief Cerelyn “CJ” Davis, the family will be able to view the video of the arrest after the police department has finished its investigation.

According to a joint statement from Strickland and Davis, the city council is planning a meeting with the Nichols family early next week.


1. Who was Tyre Nichols?

A. He was a 29 years old man

2. What was his profession?

A. Unknown

3. What was Tyre Nichols Nationality?

A. American

4. How old was Tyre Nichols?

A. 29 years old

5. What happened to Tyre Nichols?

A. He died due to shortness of breath

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