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27 Jan 2023

Memphis police chief warns Tyre Nichols footage could be worse than Rodney King video

Washington Correspondent

The police chief in Memphis, Tennessee has warned that bodycam footage of officers assaulting a motorist – who died three days later – could be even worse than the video of Rodney King attack which sparked riots across Los Angeles, over thirty years ago.

Five police officers – who’ve all been dismissed – have been charged with murder after the death of Tyre Nichols.

President Biden has joined the appeals for calm when the footage is released later tonight.

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