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District Attorney Will Not Charge Former Memphis Officer Involved in Traffic Stop of Tyre Nichols

No criminal charges will be brought against a Memphis police officer who was fired for his involvement in the traffic stop that led to the death of Tyre Nichols, the Shelby County, Tennessee, district attorney said Tuesday.

Nichols, 29, who was Black, was brutally assaulted after he was pulled over Jan. 7 for alleged reckless driving, and he died three days later. Shelby County DA Steve Mulroy explained in an update Tuesday why criminal charges against former Officer Preston Hemphill were not warranted.

Hemphill was at the scene of the traffic stop but was never present at the later scene where Nichols was seen on video being punched and struck with a baton, Mulroy said.

Read the source article at nbcnews.com

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