Service Set for Tyre Nichols, Who Died After Memphis Arrest
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) A memorial service was planned Tuesday for Tyre Nichols, whose death after a confrontation with police officers during a traffic stop led to protests.
A service for Nichols, 29, was set for noon in Memphis, WMC-TV reported. It's being held following protests at the National Civil Rights Museum on Monday and in front of a police station on Saturday, news outlets reported.
I am a man! Tyre was a man! people chanted outside the museum amid a large line to get in the facility on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Family called for the release of body-worn camera recordings and for the officers to be fired and charged..
Its just a nightmare, said Nichols sister Keyana Dixson. I just want justice for my brother. Please.
The death has also gained the attention of civil rights attorney Ben Crump, who said in a statement Monday that he is representing Nichols family.
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