2 More Memphis Cops Suspended, Seen Fist-Bumping Over Nichols
View Source | January 28, 2023 11:38 am
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- Floyd Bonner Jr., sheriff of Shelby County, Tenn., has suspended two deputies and ordered a new investigation into Tyre Nichols’ death after personally reviewing the video of police beating Nichols.
- After seeing the video Friday, Bonner said he had “concerns” about the two deputies who arrived after Nichols was beaten, putting them on leave as he launches an internal review over the officers’ conduct.
- A street cam video of the altercation, which began over a traffic stop, shows two officers, who have not been identified, arriving at the scene after five had beaten and pinned Nichols, 29, to the ground.
- The group of officers could be seen standing around the injured man, first bumping each other as he lays twitching on the ground before an eighth officer appears and paramedics arrive.
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