2023-01-27 12:36:01

Tyre Nichols's Parents Remember Son as "Beautiful Soul" & Describe Video of Beating by Memphis Cops

A day after prosecutors charged five former Memphis police officers with murder over the fatal beating of Tyre Nichols, we speak with his parents, RowVaughn and Rodney Wells, about their drive to seek justice for their son. "He had a beautiful soul, and he touched everyone," RowVaughn Wells says of her son. Nichols was a 29-year-old Black father, amateur photographer and longtime skateboarder who died January 10 from kidney failure and cardiac arrest, three days after he was brutally beaten by the five officers during a traffic stop. The officers were fired earlier this month and indicted on Thursday with second-degree murder, kidnapping and other charges for their role in Nichols's death. We also speak with civil rights attorney Ben Crump, who is representing the family.

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