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Ex-police officers indicted for federal civil rights violations in relation to Tyre Nichols’ death

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Five former Memphis police officers have been charged with federal civil rights violations in connection with the beating death of Tyre Nichols. This comes as they continue to fight second-degree murder charges in state court. The officers have been indicted on charges of deprivation of rights under the color of law, conspiracy to witness tampering, and obstruction of justice through witness tampering. The beating occurred during a traffic stop in January 2023, and the officers have pleaded not guilty to the state charges. The incident sparked protests and renewed debate about police brutality and reform. The Justice Department is also investigating the Memphis Police Department’s use of force.

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