LT. GOVERNOR BYSIEWICZ STATEMENT ON THE BEATING AND MURDER OF TYRE NICHOLS
“What we have witnessed with the treatment, beating and ultimately murder of Tyre Nichols at the hands of officers from the Memphis Police Department is not only disgusting and enraging, but completed depraved.
I am devasted for the Nichols family, and my heart goes out to his friends and loved ones, and to his mother, who had to hear her son cry out for her in his final moments. My thoughts are with his family and the City of Memphis during this tragic time.
Together, we will grieve as a country, but through our grief, we must act. Officers of the law are meant to serve and protect their communities, and it is our job now to make sure these officers are held accountable to the highest degree of that law, the law they were meant to uphold. It is incumbent upon us as leaders to ensure our criminal justice system lives up to its principles of equality and impartial justice, and we will continue to work together to ensure accountability at our state and local levels.”
For Immediate Release: Saturday, January 28, 2023
Contact: Chelsea Neelon