The funeral service for Tyree Nichols, who died this month after a vicious police beating, began Wednesday in Memphis with Vice President Kamala Harris in attendance.
FedEx driver Nichols, 29, died Jan. 10, three days after he was critically injured by five police officers during a traffic stop just yards from his mother’s home.
Harrowing bodycam footage of the incident shows police officers forcing Nicholls to his knees as he pleads for his life and provides another account of protests and police brutality.
Funeral services for skateboard-loving father-of-one Nicholas began at 2 p.m. at Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church after a blizzard delay. Rev. Al Sharpton is ready to offer praise.
Breonna Taylor’s mother, Tameka Palmer, will attend the service, as will George Floyd’s brother, Philonice Floyd.
The five officers involved in the beating, some of whom were part of a now-defunct special police unit called SCORPION that was formed to deal with high-crime areas, have since been fired and arrested for murder. has been taken.
Three Memphis Fire Department employees have also been fired, and two sheriff’s deputies and two other police officers have been placed on leave.
Nicholas’ remains arrived at the church in a white Cadillac hearse a few hours before the service began. Two men were seen carrying his black box into the building.
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