Memphis police disband unit whose officers fatally beat Tyre Nichols

The Scorpion unit has been deactivated after video was released of the brutal beating of the 29-year-old at the hands of officers

  • This article contains a video depicting violence

The Memphis police chief on Saturday disbanded the unit whose officers beat to death Tyre Nichols as the nation and the city struggled to come to grips with video showing police pummeling the Black motorist.

Police director Cerelyn “CJ” Davis said she listened to Nichols’ relatives, community leaders and uninvolved officers in making the decision.

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