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Memphis disbands police unit after fatal beating as protesters take to streets

Summary by Ground News
Memphis police chief cites a "cloud of dishonor" from new video. Video shows some of its officers beating Tyre Nichols to death after stopping the Black motorist. Five officers have been fired and charged with murder and other crimes. Video renewed doubts about why fatal encounters with law enforcement keep happening.
Published 2 months ago · Memphis, United States

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Tyre Nichols: Police unit is disbanded after death

The so-called Scorpion special unit will be disbanded after its officers were seen beating Mr Nichols.

2 months ago·United Kingdom
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Memphis Disbands 'Scorpion Unit' of Police After Fatal Beating Video Sparks Shock, Outrage

The US city of Memphis disbanded the special police unit whose officers fatally beat a young Black man, after graphic video of the assault sparked widespread shock and outrage.

2 months ago·India
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Memphis police disband unit whose officers fatally beat Tyre Nichols

The Scorpion unit has been deactivated after video was released of the brutal beating of the 29-year-old at the hands of officers

2 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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Memphis disbands police unit after fatal beating as protesters take to streets

Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man, repeatedly called "Mom!" as officers kicked, punched and struck him with a baton in his mother's neighborhood after a traffic stop. He died of his injuries three days later.

2 months ago·United Kingdom
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Memphis police disband unit that beat Tyre Nichols

The Memphis police chief on Saturday disbanded the unit whose officers beat to death Tyre Nichols as the nation and the city struggled to come to grips with video showing police pummelling the Black motorist.

2 months ago·Toronto, Canada
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Memphis police disbands so-called 'Scorpion' unit involved in Tyre Nichols beating

The Memphis police chief on Saturday disbanded the city's so-called "Scorpion" unit, reversing an earlier statement that she would keep it intact and citing a "cloud of dishonour" from the officers who beat Tyre Nichols, a Black motorist who died three days after the traffic stop altercation.

2 months ago·Canada
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