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Who are the defendants in the death of Tire Nichols?


Tire Nichols case: Now former officers Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Emmitt Martin III, Desmond Mills Jr. and Justin Smith were fired for "excessive use of force, (failing to) duty to intervene and duty to assist", the department said in a statement.

The charges that former police officers will face for the death of Tire Nichols 4:20

(CNN) --

Following an internal investigation, Memphis police have identified and fired five officers involved in the Tire Nichols traffic stop on January 7 due to a violation of multi-department policies.

Now former officers Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Emmitt Martin III, Desmond Mills Jr. and Justin Smith were fired for "excessive use of force, (failure to) duty to intervene and duty to render assistance," the department said in a statement. a statement.

Martin III, Smith, Bean, Haley, and Mills, Jr. were each charged with manslaughter, aggravated assault, two counts of aggravated unlawful imprisonment, two counts of officer misconduct, and one count of law enforcement. official, according to Shelby County Criminal Court and Shelby County Jail records.

  • Why was Tire Nichols arrested?

Although all five former officers have been charged, it is unclear what role each played in the incident.

A statement from the Memphis Police Association, the union that represents officers, declined to comment on the firings beyond saying that the city of Memphis and Nichols' family "deserve to know the full account of the events leading up to to his death and what may have contributed to it".

Memphis Police Chief Gives Details on Tire Nichols Arrest 4:50

In addition to the firing of the officers, two Memphis Fire Department employees who were part of the "initial patient care" for Nichols were also fired, Qwanesha Ward, public information agent for the department, told CNN's Nadia Romero.


It is unclear to what extent those employees cared for Nichols and what kind of help, if any, was provided.

When asked Tuesday what those fire department employees did or didn't do, the family's attorney, Antonio Romanucci, told CNN there were "limitations" on how much he could say.

“For a period of time before paramedics arrive on the scene, firefighters are on the scene.

And they are there with Tire and the police officers before the paramedics arrive,” he said.

  • Breaking news and news on the death of Tire Nichols

All former police officers charged in Nichols' death have been released on bail, according to jail records.

All the accused officers were released, according to the same records.

Demetrius Haley was the last to be released on $350,000 bond, jail records show.

Former officers Emmitt Martin and Tadarrius Bean were released on bond Thursday night through Friday, according to Shelby County jail records.

Martin was released on $350,000 bond, while Bean was released on $250,000 bond.

Former officers Justin Smith and Desmond Mills Jr. were also released on $250,000 bail Thursday night, according to county jail records.

  • How and where did Tire Nichols die?

    Preliminary autopsy data

With reporting from CNN's Alisha Ebrahimji, Amanda Watts, Rebekah Riess and Andy Rose.

Tyre Nichols

Source: cnnespanol

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