7 other Memphis police officers under investigation in Tire Nichols incident
Seven other Memphis police officers could face disciplinary action in connection with the Tire Nichols incident, the city’s chief legal officer, Jennifer Sink, told ABC News on Tuesday.
Those additional officers will receive a “statement of charges,” which notifies an officer of a policy violation before an administrative hearing and disciplinary decision, officials said.
“The administrative investigation is still ongoing, and this information is therefore subject to change,” Sink said in a statement. “The administrative investigation is solely to determine whether city policies were violated and what disciplinary action should be taken.”
These seven officers under investigation add to the six Memphis police officers who were fired after Nichols died following a violent encounter with Memphis police caught on body camera.
Five of those six fired officers have been charged with second-degree murder among several other crimes.
Graphic footage of the Jan. 7 traffic stop, which showed officers beating Nichols, was released last month and sparked national outrage.
Nichols, 29, died Jan. 10 after spending three days in hospital.
Nichols’ mother and stepfather, RowVaughn and Rodney Wells, who have sought charges in their son’s case, will attend Tuesday night’s State of the Union as guests of the first lady.