Persecuted black men to death, US special police unit disbanded. Photo/Daily Mail
WASHINGTON – Special police units United States of America (USA) disbanded after members in Memphis beat a black man to death. The disbandment was announced directly by the Police Department.
In a statement, the US Police Department said it permanently disabled the Scorpion unit after the police chief spoke to victim Tyre Nichols’ family members, community leaders, and other officers.
Referring to the heinous actions of some individuals who disrespected the unit, Police Director Cerelyn “CJ” Davis said the department should take proactive steps in the healing process as quoted from TRT World, Sunday (29/1/2023).
Video footage from police body-worn cameras and utility pole-mounted cameras shows Tire Nichols, a 29-year-old black man, repeatedly calling “Mom!” when officers kicked, punched, and beat him with batons in his mother’s neighborhood after a traffic stop on Jan. 7.
He was briefly hospitalized and died of his injuries three days later.
Video of the abuse released last Friday sparked protests in Memphis and elsewhere and prompted many cities to prepare for additional demonstrations on Saturday local time.
The Nichols family and officials, including US President Joe Biden, have expressed anger and sorrow but urged protesters to remain peaceful.
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The demonstrations themselves have so far been non-violent.
The five officers involved in the beating, all of them black, were charged on Thursday with murder, assault, kidnapping and other charges. All have been dismissed from the police force.
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