Civil rights lawyer Ben Crump, at a news conference Friday in Memphis, Tenn., speaks with RowVaughn Wells, whose son Tyre Nichols died after being beaten by police officers. (Gerald Herbert / Associated Press)
Five Memphis police officers were released from jail early Friday after they were charged Thursday with second-degree murder in the brutal beating of Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man, during a Jan. 7 traffic stop in Memphis.
Nichols died in a hospital three days later.
The city of Memphis released nearly an hour of graphic video Friday evening that shows the blow-by-blow of a traffic stop that spiraled into a savage display of force, leaving an American city reeling from police violence once again.
A scrimmage near a police car with a broken front windshield.
Three police officers restrain a young man on a street in New York.
A man cowers on the ground while being pepper-sprayed and restrained by police.
A man on the ground next to a police cruiser is being treated by two medics.
A woman looking ahead with her hand to her face, apparently wiping away tears
Television cameras filming a group of people as they watch a screen, appearing shocked
A person closing their eyes while using a megaphone, with city lights in the background
Several people protesting in the dark, some with their hands up
A man speaking into a megaphone in the dark, his breath visible in the cold
A woman holding a sign reading "Blue murders matters" at a protest in the dark
A closeup of a person with a tear-streaked face, surrounded by others outside in the dark
A crowd of somber people holding candles as they stand outside in the dark
A man with his arms around a weeping woman in front of a poster of an injured man in a hospital bed
A man with a poster of an injured man in a hospital bed, standing somberly with others, including a clergyman.
A smiling young Black man, pictured from the shoulders up in a lilac shirt, striped tie and gray vest
This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.