Memphis Police officers involved in Tyre Nichols traffic stop fired

Five Memphis police officers involved in a traffic stop that led to the hospitalization and subsequent death of a 29-year-old man were fired Friday night.

The police department said in a statement that the two-and-a-half- to five-year-old officers violated several department policies, including use of force, failure to render aid and duty to intervene. Tire D. Nichols of Memphis died three days after the traffic stop.

“Earlier today, each officer charged was suspended from the Memphis Police Department,” Memphis Police Chief Cerelyn “CJ” Davis said in a written statement. “The horror of this incident does not reflect the good work that our officers honestly do every day.”

The charges mentioned by Davis are internal, department charges, not criminal.

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