CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER REV. AL SHARPTON, ATTORNEY BEN CRUMP TO JOIN WITH FAMILY OF TYRE NICHOLS TUESDAY NIGHT AT HISTORIC MASON TEMPLE AHEAD OF FUNERAL—
Will Respond to from Historic Memphis Church Where Dr. King Delivered His Last Speech
Memphis, Tenn. (Monday, January 30, 2023) – Civil Rights Leader Rev. Al Sharpton and Attorney Ben Crump will join with the family of Tyre Nichols on the eve of his funeral to reflect on the 29-year-old’s death at the hands of Memphis police. They will address the media from the historic Mason Temple in Memphis, where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his final speech the night before his assassination 55 years ago.
The gathering comes the night before Nichols will be laid to rest at the Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church in Memphis. Following the release of body camera footage of the beating on Friday night, Memphis authorities disbanded the controversial SCORPION Unit involved in his death. That came after five officers involved in the January 7th beating, which led to Nichols’ death three days later, were fired and charged with murder earlier in the week. On Monday, the department relieved two additional officers of their duty, while the fire department fired three first responders involved in the incident.
Other victims of Memphis SCORPION Unit, who allege they were brutalized before Nichols, will address the media tomorrow evening.
The family of Tyre Nichols
Rev. Al Sharpton, Founder and President of NAN
Ben Crump, Nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney
J. Drew Sherad, Presiding Bishop and Chief Apostle of The Church of God in Christ
Van Turner, President of NAACP Memphis Branch
Victims of the Memphis SCORPION Unit
Tuesday, January 31, 2023
930 Mason Street
Memphis, TN 38126
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