A Lot — And Very Little — Has Changed In Memphis Since Tyre Nichols’ Death

January 01 2024

The HuffPost published a story on the events that took place within the year after the violent assault and ultimate murder of Tyre Nichols after a traffic stop in Memphis, Tennessee. A national outcry, the swift termination of all five officers involved, and ongoing federal civil rights investigations led the media outlet to outline an examination of the City of Memphis and its ability to make real progress in police reform. The article also details national action after many such violent events at the hands of police. According to the article, "Nichols’ death prompted lawmakers to discuss once again trying to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act."

Center for Policing Equity Co-founder and COO Dr. Tracie Keesee spoke to the publication. The following is an excerpt from that discussion:

“When we talk about policies and the duty to intervene, and training of officers, and all of that since George Floyd and that picked up steam after, we know those things have an impact,” said Tracie Keesee, the co-founder of the Center for Policing Equity. 

“But what you are really trying to do is disrupt a culture that turns a blind eye to those things.”

Read the article in full on the Yahoo!News website.