DA Evidence of Toxic Culture in Memphis PD


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This combo of images provided by the Memphis Police Department shows, from left, officers Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Emmitt Martin III, Desmond Mills, Jr. and Justin Smith. The five former Memphis police officers have been charged with second-degree murder and other crimes in the arrest and death of Tyre Nichols, a Black motorist who died three days after a confrontation with the officers during a traffic stop, records showed Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023. (Memphis Police Department via AP)
FILE – Protesters march Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023, in Memphis, Tenn., over the death of Tyre Nichols, who died after being beaten by Memphis police during a traffic stop. As Memphis police officers attacked Nichols, others held him down or milled about, even as he cried out in pain before his body went limp. Just like the attack on George Floyd in Minneapolis nearly three years ago, a simple intervention could have saved a life. Memphis and Minneapolis police departments are among many with “duty to intervene” policies. It’s also the law. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
District attorney Steve Mulroy speaks during an interview with the Associated Press, in response to the investigation of the death of Tyre Nichols, who died after being beaten by Memphis police officers, in Memphis, Tenn., Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023. Two Memphis Fire Department employees have been removed from duty while the agency conducts an investigation into the death of Nichols, a Black man, after a violent arrest that led to the firing of five police officers. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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