“The fact that you cannot put any finger on any type of real change is deafening," said one Memphis activist.
While working as a corrections officer, Demetrius Haley was accused of excessive force.
Desmond Mills Jr. has also agreed to cooperate with prosecutors, who are recommending a 15-year sentence for his role in Nichols' death.
The officers were captured on body camera footage brutally beating the 29-year-old Black man.
Months after the death of Tyre Nichols, the Department of Justice is investigating Memphis' policing practices.
A crowded field of candidates in this October’s election seems to agree on one thing: The Memphis police department needs a change.
Tyre Nichols, a Black man who spent much of his youth in California, was killed in what prosecutors said was a fatal beating by police in Tennessee during a traffic stop.
“We know now what we knew then,” attorneys for Nichols' family said after being briefed on the official results.
A former Memphis police officer who hit Tyre Nichols with a stun gun during a traffic stop that preceded Nichols’ brutal beating by other officers won’t be charged criminally.
The family of Tyre Nichols has sued the city of Memphis and individual officers and emergency medical personnel involved in his case.