Police release video of Tire Nichols beating
On Friday, Memphis authorities released a video of brutal beatings Nichols Tire by police officers. The over-hour-long footage shows officers holding and repeatedly hitting the 29-year-old black car driver as he screams for his mother before he dies.
Police release video of Nichols . tire beating
The video was released a day after the officers involved were charged with murder in Nichols’ death.
The Nichols family’s legal team compared the attack to the famous 1991 Los Angeles police beating of Rodney King.
The footage also features an officer saying he will baton Nichols, and shows one officer raising the baton while other officers hold Nichols down. After being beaten, officers were seen standing around for several minutes as Nichols leaned against a car, then collapsed onto the street.
Short clip of the tire being hit
These officers first took turns kicking him in the face on the ground and then took turns hitting him Rodney King style for a long time#Nichols Tires #NicholsVideo Tires #Memphis #Assertive pic.twitter.com/cDQZQJarjG
— Red Redact (@TheRedOperation) January 28, 2023