There is a major development in the police case that has rocked Memphis. Five officers linked to the deadly beating of 29-year-old Tyre Nichols are now facing federal indictments.
Officers Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Emmitt Martin III, Desmond Mills Jr., and Justin Smith are being charged with several counts, including deprivation of rights.
The beating of Nichols occurred in January following a traffic stop and a brief foot chase. Nichols was violently beaten, suffering injuries that later led to his death in the hospital. The officers, who have already pleaded not guilty to state charges, are also staring down a federal civil lawsuit.
The Justice Department and the FBI are set to hold news conferences to announce the charges. The question is, what kind of turning point could this be in police accountability, if at all?