Attorneys for Tyre Nichols’ household have filed an “pressing enchantment” to the United Nations to reply to the brutal beating that led to Nichols’ demise, per The Hill. This enchantment comes after each state and federal businesses launched investigations into the beating. Now, Nichols’ death might grow to be a world concern.
In response to The Independent, the letter to the UN lists 11 calls for, together with disclosing the id of the seventh mysterious officer concerned, mandating the usage of body cameras for Memphis police and forcing immediate release of video/audio proof of police killings. The letter additionally calls to finish certified immunity which protects U.S. cops from civil liability if a household decides to file a lawsuit.
Legal professional Ben Crump, together with worldwide authorized counsel Jasmine Rand and Yetunde Asika, filed the urgent action enchantment citing what they describe as a “torturous” and “extrajudicial” killing to which the USA did not appropriately reply. They hope to realize the UN’s Workplace of the Excessive Fee for Human Rights’ assist in demanding accountability for each officer concerned.
Learn their assertion from Crump’s workplace:
“Immediately, we filed an Pressing Enchantment earlier than the United Nations asking it to sentence the tragic killing of Tyre Nichols, to demand transparency from the police division, and to demand that Officer Preston Hemphill and all officers that participated within the incident are criminally charged. The video proof exhibits that each one who have been concerned in Tyre’s demise dedicated reprehensible acts that require worldwide condemnation.”
This enchantment comes after the invention of the one white officer who was concerned within the site visitors cease, Preston Hemphill. Not solely did we discover out he was concerned weeks after the opposite 5 officers have been charged and jailed, but in addition that he didn’t undergo the identical repercussions. From the start, he was on paid depart after which fired after each the general public demanded his termination and the division discovered he violated division coverage when he tased Nichols.
Hemphill hasn’t been criminally charged but. Each the household and the general public need him in jail together with the opposite former officers.
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