ORLANDO, FL — Law enforcement and government leaders in Central Florida have taken to social media to share their thoughts on the video of Tyre Nichols’ arrest.
According to WHBQ-TV, Nichols died on January 10, three days after authorities announced he fled after being stopped for suspected reckless driving. Police said officers had two “face-offs” with Nichols, after which he complained of shortness of breath. He was taken to hospital where he died, according to WHBQ.
Five officers fired from the Memphis Police Department last week face murder and other charges in Nichols’ death.
READ: Death of Tyre Nichols: Memphis police release video of Nichols arrest
See reaction below.
Orange County Sheriff John Mina
Congressman Maxwell Frost
I saw the Lynch video.
Those police beat Tire Nichols to death. The changes needed to build an equitable system require more than training and body cameras. They beat him to death while the cameras were on. he should be alive
— Maxwell Alejandro Frost (@MaxwellFrostFL) January 28, 2023
Seminole County Sheriff Denise Lemma
Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood
Kissimmee Police Chief Jeff Odell
My thoughts and prayers go out to Tyre Nichols’ family and friends, and the entire Memphis community. 🙏
The brutality of these ex-police officers is unacceptable in our profession.
— KPD Chief Odell (@ChiefJeffOdell) January 28, 2023
President Joe Biden
My heartfelt condolences to Tyre Nichols’ family and to the American people who are grieving this tremendously painful loss in Memphis and across the country. Words cannot express my grief and grief at the loss of a beloved child and a young father ⁰⁰ Here is my full text. pic.twitter.com/ghROhSGtao
— President Biden (@POTUS) January 28, 2023
Senator Anna Escamani
I have no words and will not share videos of #Tire Nichols Murder by the Memphis police, but I will introduce his beautiful smile and words from his mother. This is why we strive every day for peace, justice and accountability. pic.twitter.com/zK5oFdBxGK
— Congressman Anna V. Escamani 🔨 (@AnnaForFlorida) January 28, 2023
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