Family and friends of Tyra Nichols, who later died Multiple agents thrashed him caught on video, at an emotional funeral held this Wednesday in Memphis, has paid his last respects to the young African-American who has become the new face of the movement for racial justice in the United States. Among those in attendance was Vice President Kamala Harris, who has condemned the “violent action” by the police.
At a flower-lined casket at Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church, attendees remembered Nichols as a young photographer and skateboarder, and have demanded justice and an end to police violence against black people.
Nichols died on 10 January after suffering injuries three days earlier. brutally beaten by memphis police officers, who stopped her while driving home. Crump referred to the incident as “police lynching”.
After his death, the department Memphis police fired five officers, who are also black. Prosecutors last week charged him with second-degree murder, assault, kidnapping, official misconduct and harassment. It was learned on Monday that the sixth agent has been suspended.
Kamala Harris: “Tyre Nichols Should Have Been Safe”
Vice President Kamala Harris, who hugged the mother of the slain youth on reaching the funeral reported acts of violence by the police and has said that Nichols “should be safe” with the agents.
“This family who lost their son and brother for violent action at the hands and feet of the people who were tasked with keeping him safe,” Harris said. “Tyre Nichols should have been safe.”
relatives of others black people killed by police Cities across the United States also attended the funeral, including that of a Texas woman whose son was killed by a Houston police officer.
Civil rights leader Reverend Al Sharpton, who has attended other funerals for victims of police brutality, has called for five police officers “Thugs” and traitors to their caste.
“You They didn’t go to the police department alone“, by Sharpton during the funeral.”