Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. has revoked the memberships of the cops responsible for Tyre Nichols’ death.
The Fraternity released a statement regarding the horrific incident.
They offered their sincere condolences to Nichols’ family.
They also announced they had cut off the three Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. cops affiliated with them who had beaten Nichols to death.
The police officers are Emmitt Martin III, Tadarrius Bean, and Demetrius Haley.
Tyre Nichols Deserves Justice
The Fraternity added that the footage from the gruesome incident showed the police officers stomping on their Code of Conduct and violating their moral sensibilities.
They finished their statement by reminding the public that most of their members have made “transformational differences” in Memphis.
That’s well and good, but it’s irrefutable that three Omega Psi Phi Fraternity murdered Tyre Nichols in the most inhumane way imaginable.
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If the incident wasn’t captured on video, the cops probably would have gotten away with it.
The Fraternity’s response also looks bad for them–their initial response had been lukewarm, prompting immediate public backlash.
Distancing themselves from the police officers is what they should have done initially, and their statement smacks of protecting themselves to appease the public.
The five cops responsible for Tyre Nichols’ death lost their jobs ten days after the incident.
They face criminal charges, including:
- A count of official oppression
- Two counts of official misconduct
- Two counts of aggravated kidnapping
- One count of aggravated assault
- One count of second-degree murder
The police officers will be arraigned on February 17 before a judge.
At least two other cops were involved in the fatal incident, but the charges against them have not been made public.
The case remains under investigation, but with the footage, it seems clear-cut what the verdict will be.
Tyre Nichols deserves justice for the monstrous way the cops targeted and beat him.
The cops should get the harshest punishments to prevent similar incidents from others thinking they have free reign to target Black men and end their lives prematurely.