Five Ex-Memphis Police Officers Plead Not Guilty in Tyre Nichols’s Death
They uttered these pleas in front of the slain's family
After five former Memphis police officers charged in the beating death of Tyre Nichols pleaded not guilty in a court appearance Friday, Nichols’s mother issued a challenge to the officers outside the courthouse: “Look me in the face.”
“I want each and every one of those police officer to look me in the face,” RowVaughn Wells said at a news conference. “They didn’t do that today. They didn’t even have the courage to look me in the face after what they did to my son.”
During the hearing, Judge James Jones asked onlookers for “continued civility” as the case is adjudicated, and he set the next court appearance for the officers for May 1.
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