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Former Memphis police officers charged in death of Tyre Nichols face federal indictment

Five former Memphis, Tennessee, police officers charged by the state in the Jan. 10 death of Tyre Nichols are now named in a federal indictment. 

Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Emmitt Martin, Desmond Mills and Justin Smith have been indicted by the Department of Justice for excessive force and failure to intervene, deliberate indifference, conspiracy to witness-tampering and obstruction of justice.

All five men had served as part of the Memphis Police Department’s now-deactivated SCORPION (Street Crimes Operation to Restore Peace in Our Neighborhoods) unit.

 

In July, the Justice Department announced a pattern-or-practice investigation into the Memphis Police Department to determine whether there are systemic violations of the Constitution or federal law.

Louis Casiano is a reporter for Fox News Digital. Story tips can be sent to louis.casiano@fox.com.

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