Two More Black Officials Fired In ‘Racist’ Tyre Nichols Death

  • Two EMTs and a lieutenant with the Memphis Fire Department have been terminated for violating policy and protocol in their response to Tyre Nichols on Jan. 7.
  • EMT-Basic Robert Long, EMT-Advanced JaMichael Sandridge and Lt. Michelle Whitaker failed to make an adequate assessment of the patient when they arrived on the scene, the fire department said.
  • MPD announced that Preston Hemphill was the sixth Memphis police officer to be relieved of duty as a result of the investigation into Nichol’s death, while the seventh officer relieved of duty has not yet been named.