Memphis police mentioned that it has departmentally charged one other officer after the Jan. 7 site visitors cease which despatched Tyre Nichols to a neighborhood hospital, the place he died days later.
The Memphis Police Division mentioned in an announcement that officer Preston Hemphill is being terminated and has been departmentally charged with “a number of” violations of coverage.
“On as we speak’s date, the Memphis Police Division reached a further discovering within the administrative investigation into the tragic dying of Mr. Tyre Nichols. After an intensive evaluation of the circumstances surrounding this incident, we decided that Officer Preston violated a number of division insurance policies,” the police division mentioned in a tweet.
Memphis police accuse Hemphill of the next violations:
SIXTH MEMPHIS POLICE OFFICER INVOLVED IN TYRE NICHOLS INVESTIGATION RELIEVED OF DUTY
- Private conduct
- Compliance with Rules to wit: Performed Power Weapon (TASER)
- Compliance with Rules to wit: Uniforms (issued gear)
- Stock and Processing Recovered Property
Officers advised Fox Information Digital on Jan. 30 that Hemphill was relieved of responsibility.
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Hemphill allegedly used a Taser on Nichols through the Jan. 7 site visitors cease.
Fox Information’ Anders Hagstrom contributed to this report.