The timeline of Tyre Nichols’ death, from being stopped by Memphis cops to officers being charged with his murder

Tyre Nichols died after being brutally beaten by five Memphis police officers, city officials have said.
The five police officers involved in the beating have been charged with second-degree murder.
Here is a timeline of events as they unfolded.

Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man, died three days after he was stopped at a traffic stop and beaten by Memphis police officers.

The Memphis Police Department released video footage of the arrest on Friday, showing a violent encounter between multiple officers and Nichols on the evening of January 7. The city braced for civil unrest ahead of the footage’s release.

Five officers have been charged with Nichols’ murder, and have since been released from jail on bond.

Here’s a timeline of the events and what we know so far:

January 7, around 8:30 p.m: Nichols is stopped, arrested, and beaten

Memphis police officers stopped Nichols for “reckless driving” near the intersection between Raines Road and Ross Road, according to the department.


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