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Attorneys of Tyre Nichols' family describe "nonstop beating" by police after watching video footage

Attorneys representing the family of Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man who died as a result of a traffic stop in Memphis, held a press conference on Monday (Jan. 23). The city's police met with Nichols' legal team and family earlier in the day to share video of the incident.

Ben Crump, one of the attorneys, took the podium and compared the recorded incident to the 1991 Rodney King assault in Los Angeles. Additionally, the video was described by him as "violent" and "troublesome on every level." From the aforementioned video, attorney Antonio Romanucci provided additional information: He served as a human piata for the officers of the police. For three minutes, this young boy was beaten relentlessly, without pretense. Nichols' mother, Ravaughn Wells, spoke about her son's tattoo of her, appearing visibly shaken. She described her son as a "beautiful soul" that "touched everyone," even at a FedEx job where he worked for "maybe nine months."

Following a traffic stop on Jan. 7 for reckless driving, authorities transported Nichols to the hospital, as REVOLT previously reported. Three days later, he lost his life from his injuries. The official cause of death hasn't been announced yet. Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Emmitt Martin III, Desmond Mills, Jr., and Justin Smith, who were reportedly present during that traffic stop, have since been fired.

Chief Cerelyn Davis of the Memphis Police Department stated in a tweet that her department is fully cooperating with the FBI, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, and U.S. Department of Justice's investigation into his death. She also confirmed that the above-mentioned video footage would be delayed for public release:

"Transparency remains a top priority in this incident, and a premature release could have a negative impact on both the criminal investigation and the judicial procedure." Together with the District Attorney's Office, we are determining when the video recordings should be made public.