First of 4 videos.
Tyre Nichols was pulled over Jan. 7 and arrested on suspicion of reckless driving, according to Memphis police. Nichols’ families’ attorneys say they believe he was stopped for driving the wrong way on a one-way street.
Attorney Antonio Romanucci — who has seen portions of the police body-camera video — said Nichols asked why he was being pulled over during the initial stop. Officers quickly used pepper spray on him, and he fled from his car, Romanucci said. He was caught.
Romanucci said that although only five police officers were charged, there were more police on scene. He estimated 10 to 12 officers were in the video. Nichols can be heard in the video screaming, “What did I do?” and calling for his mother, he said.
Tyre Nichols died on January 10, three days after the stop.
On Jan. 20, the five officers were fired for excessive use of force, failure to intervene and failure to render aid.
Yesterday Jan. 26 second-degree murder, aggravated assault, two charges of aggravated kidnapping, two charges of official misconduct and one charge of official oppression were filed against the 5.