Tyre Nichols: Autopsy, protests and everything that has happened since day 1
A month ago Memphis police officers punched, kicked and pepper-sprayed a 29-year-old Black man in a brutal and, ultimately, fatal beating, video footage shows, all less than 100 yards from the man's family home.
Tyre Nichols' name has been seen across headlines for the last month as more and more information comes forward from that fateful day on Jan. 7 when he came into contact with officers during a traffic stop at Raines and Ross roads at about 8:30 p.m. He died on Jan. 10.
So far, six now former Memphis police officers, five are Black and one is white, have been fired from their jobs. Out of the six, only the five Black former officers face criminal charges in Nichols' death as of Friday, Feb. 3.
The Commercial Appeal has been aggressively covering this story from the initial reports of the beating of Nichols to his death, protests, investigations and more. Here's a look at our coverage since Day 1.
Tyre Nichols autopsy: What it revealed
Nichols who died after being brutally beaten by Memphis Police officers, was killed by blunt force trauma, attorneys Ben Crump and Antonio Romanucci said after they and the family viewed the autopsy report.
"The legal team representing the family of Tyre Nichols acknowledges the release of the medical examiner's report, the contents of which are highly consistent with our own reporting back in January of this year," Crump and Romanucci said in an email statement.
Former Memphis police officer Preston Hemphill won't face charges
The one white former officer fired from Memphis police department for his role in pulling Nichols over on the evening of Jan. 7 won't face charges, Shelby County District Attorney General Steve Mulroy said May 2.
Hemphill was part of the group of officers involved in the initial confrontation that occurred after officers pulled Nichols over and yanked him from his car.
"By no means do we endorse the conduct of Officer Hemphill," Mulroy said. "Note that the Memphis Police Department did, in fact, take administrative action against Mr. Hemphill...But we do not believe that criminal charges are appropriate. Mr. Hemphill was not present for the initial traffic stop, nor was he present when the other officers removed Mr. Nichols forcibly from his car and put him on the ground...He had to make his decisions based on what he knew, or what he thought was happening, and was following the lead of other officers."
Take a look at the full story here.
Tyre Nichols's beating and death
Family calls for justice Family of man who died after MPD traffic stop calls for justice, protests near precinct
Early autopsy results: Tyre Nichols 'suffered extensive bleeding', lawyers say after seeing early autopsy results
What we know: The death of Tyre Nichols
Q&A: Mayor Jim Strickland on Chief CJ Davis' leadership before, after Tyre Nichols' death
Political reaction: President Joe Biden, politicians react after MPD officer indictments in Tyre Nichols case
Tyre Nichols death investigation: Memphis police officers fired, some indicted
Sixth officer fired: Memphis Police Department fires sixth officer in death of Tyre Nichols
Officers previous reprimands: 4 officers indicted in Tyre Nichols death had previous reprimands, suspensions by MPD
Memphis FD personnel fired: Three Memphis Fire Department personnel fired for not providing aid to Tyre Nichols
SCORPION unit deactivated: Memphis SCORPION unit tied to Tyre Nichols' beating death 'permanently deactivated'
"Committed to justice": Memphis Police Association addresses Tyre Nichols, says it is 'committed to justice'
NAACP calls for justice: NAACP Memphis wants all involved in Tyre Nichols' death to be terminated and prosecuted
Charges: What are the charges against 5 former Memphis police officers indicted in Tyre Nichols' death?
Video of Tyre Nichols' stop, community reaction
Video released: Video shows police kicking, pepper spraying, beating Tyre Nichols after traffic stop
Memphis awaits video: Tense Memphis mourns Tyre Nichols, awaits release of video
Legislation reform: Tennessee Democrats to propose police reform legislation following death of Tyre Nichols
A family watches: Attorney for Tyre Nichols family: 'We will see what they did to Tyre'
Police video access: Citizens deserve police video access even if people like Tyre Nichols don't die | Opinion
Full video release: City of Memphis to release full video in Tyre Nichols case, but not yet
Demonstrations after Tyre Nichols' death
Highlight need for reform: Protesters highlighting need for police reform shut down part of Poplar Ave. in Memphis
Opinion: After Tyre Nichols' death, Memphis is looking for new chapter in policing. Start with nonviolence. | Opinion
Justice for Tyre: Justice for Tyre Nichols began at historic pace. US is watching what Memphis does next
Push for change: Tyre Nichols: Memphis activists continue push for more charges against law enforcement
'Memphis won’t burn': Tyre Nichols protests voice need for change, not violence | Opinion
Tyre Nichols' funeral service and community remembrance
Funeral service: Tyre Nichols' Memphis funeral: After funeral, renewed calls for police reform legislation
Subdued scene: Subdued scene outside Tyre Nichols' funeral amid cold weather
Rev. Al Sharpton: 'We will continue in Tyre's name to head up to Martin's Mountaintop'
'You were failed that night': Penny Hardaway offers apology to Tyre Nichols
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This article originally appeared on Memphis Commercial Appeal: Tyre Nichols investigation: Autopsy, charges, protests, more