Tire Nichols’ brother on cops charged with fatal beating: ‘I hope they die’
The brother of Tire Nichols, 29, recently spoke out about Memphis officers charged with fatally beating his brother.
“You want my truth?…I hope they die,” Sacramento resident Jamal Dupree said, according to reports.
Tire Nichols’ brother says he hopes all five cops die https://t.co/oVesWDcZ1f pic.twitter.com/alDMkMctdK
— New York Post (@nypost) January 28, 2023
His statement came after charges were announced against the officers, who recently lost their jobs. Their names are Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Emmitt Martin III, Demond Mills Jr. and Justin Smith, according to the New York Post.
The men were indicted by a grand jury on Thursday and taken into custody following the young man’s death on January 10.
There are multiple counts against each of the officers, including second-degree murder, Breitbart News reported Friday.
“It really doesn’t mean anything right now until they’re actually convicted of the actual charges. There’s a good chance they can get away with it,” Dupree said, his comments coming just before that Memphis police will not release body camera footage of the incident on Friday.
The clip shows officers telling the young man to get down, to which he replied, “Okay, okay, okay.”
Officers then used a taser on the man as he fled, and other videos show officers allegedly punching and kicking him as he lay in the street:
“No mother should be going through what I’m going through right now,” Nichols’ mother told reporters, adding, “To lose their child the violent way I lost my child.”
The Nichols died three days after officers pulled him over for “reckless driving,” according to the Breitbart article.
During a recent interview on Fox News Channel fox and friends, FNC host and former police officer Dan Bongino said Nichols’ death was not a training issue but “a personnel issue. These guys are just bad guys.
He said, “Who does that? Listen guys there’s no attempt in this situation – and again I’ve been there, I’ve done this, I’ve watched this video now probably ten times – there’s no attempt at all, at any point in this de-escalation scenario, none, zero.