CPE CEO Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff on Ali Velshi discussing #TyreNichols

January 30 2023

Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff, the CEO of the Center for Policing Equity, appeared on The Last Word with Ali Velshi on MCNBC to discuss the aggressive measures taken by Memphis police officers that resulted in the murder of Tyre Nichols. Dr. Goff asserts that the officers’ excessively brutal and deliberate response was unjustified. 

From the video: “As they’re telling him to get on his belly and to lie flat, one of the officers is holding his right arm while the other one is twisting his left arm in the other direction. He would’ve had to struggle out of the grip of the officers in order to lie flat. He was complying as much as his 140-pound body could against 5 grown men who were trained to engage in hand-to-hand combat.”

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