Officers Plead Not Guilty to Tyre Nichols Murder

Five former police officers charged with the murder of Tyre Nichols pleaded not guilty. The Tennessee officers were fired after footage showed the officers beating Nichols. Judge James Jones Jr. noted that “this case can take some time.”

From Fox News:

Betsy Brantner Smith, a retired police sergeant and trainer and the spokesperson for the National Police Association, said the video showed clear violations of proper training.

"Nobody teaches baton strikes above the shoulders, nobody teaches kicks to the head, nobody teaches the denial of medical aid," she told Fox News Digital. "These men were street fighting, they were not acting as police officers."