The Memphis Police Commission has voted to recommend the decertification of three former Memphis police officers who have been in the death of Tyre Nichols. Nichols, who was 18 years old, was by police in March of 2018. The commission’s recommendation now goes to the Memphis City Council, which will decide whether to follow the commission’s recommendation. The council is not obligated to do so. The three officers who have been are Michael Rallings, Jr., Rasheen, and Antonio Allen. Rallings is the son of Memphis Police Director Michael Rallings. The commission’s recommendation was on the findings of an independent investigation conducted by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). The IACP’s report found that the officers had violated the department’s use of force policy and that their actions were not justified. The Nichols family has called for the officers to be.
1. Commission recommends decertification of former Memphis police officers charged in Tyre Nichols’s death
On March 31, the Memphis Police Department (MPD) decertified two former officers, Joshua Lippard and Michael Williams, who had been in the death of Tyre Nichols. Nichols, a 21-year-old black man, died while in police custody in May 2020. The Shelby County Commission’s Law Enforcement Oversight Committee had recommended that the MPD decertify the officers, and the MPD agreed.
This is a significant development in the case of Tyre Nichols, as it means that the officers will no longer be able to work in law enforcement in the state of Tennessee. This is a victory for those who have been calling for accountability in the death of Tyre Nichols, and it is a step in the right direction for the Memphis Police Department.
The decision to decertify the officers was by the MPD’s Board of Police Commissioners. The board voted to decertify the officers, and they will now be on the state’s registry of decertified officers. This is the first time that the MPD has decertified an officer for misconduct.
The recommendation to decertify the officers came from the Shelby County Commission’s Law Enforcement Oversight Committee. The committee is up of citizens who review complaints against police officers and make recommendations to the MPD.
The committee recommended that the officers be after they reviewed video evidence of the incident, as well as the autopsy report. The autopsy report showed that Nichols died from “asphyxia due to police restraint.” The video evidence showed that the officers used excessive force when they placed Nichols in a chokehold.
This is a positive step towards accountability in the death of Tyre Nichols. The officers who were responsible for his death have been accountable, and they will no longer be able to work in law enforcement. This is a victory for those who have been fighting for justice in this case, and it is a step in the right direction for the Memphis Police Department.
2. Details of the commission’s recommendation
The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) has recommended decertification for four former Memphis police officers charged with the death of Tyre King.
The recommendation, which was at a commission meeting in Richmond, Virginia on Friday, came after an independent review of the officers’ actions.
King, a 13-year-old boy, was by police in September 2016 after he was over by officers who suspected him of armed robbery.
The commission’s decision is not binding, but it is significant because it could lead to the officers’ names being from the state’s list of certified law enforcement officers.
The commission’s recommendations are on a review of the officer’s actions leading up to and during the shooting, as well as the department’s investigation into the incident.
The review found that the officers violated several department policies, including the use of deadly force and the department’s body camera policy.
The commission’s recommendation will now be to the Tennessee Law Enforcement Agency, which will make the final decision on whether to decertify the officers.
3. The officers’ response to the recommendation
In the wake of the death of George Floyd, the Memphis Police Department (MPD) has come under increased scrutiny.
A recent report by the Civilian Law Enforcement Review Board (CLERB) has recommended the decertification of three former MPD officers who were in the death of Tyre King.
The report alleges that the officers used excessive force and that their actions led to King’s death.
The MPD has responded to the report, saying that they “support” the decision to decertify the officers.
They also say that they “are committed to working with the community to build trust and improve relationships.”
The officers involved in the incident have not yet been, but the MPD says that they will “cooperate ” with the district attorney’s office as the investigation continues.
4. The family’s reaction to the recommendation
The Memphis Police Department’s Use of Force Commission has recommended that the three officers involved in the fatal shooting of Tyre King be. King, a 13-year-old boy, was by police in 2016 after he allegedly pulled out a BB gun that looked like a real firearm.
The commission’s report, which was on Friday, said that the officers’ actions were “unjustified” and that they had violated department policies. The report also said that the officers had failed to de-escalate the situation and had used excessive force.
The commission’s recommendations will now be to the state’s law enforcement agency, which will decide whether to decertify the officers.
If the officers are, they will no longer be able to work as police officers in the state of Tennessee.
The family of Tyre King has reacted to the commission’s recommendations. King’s mother, Tammy, said that she was “happy” with the recommendations and that she hoped the officers would be accountable for their actions.
King’s father, Martez, said that he was “glad” the commission had made the recommendations, but he was still “hurt” by his son’s death.
The family’s attorney, Michael Benard, said that the recommendations were a “step in the right direction” but that the family still wanted the officers to be in King’s death.
The district attorney’s office is still investigating the case and has not yet decided whether to bring charges against the officers.
5. The next steps in the process
The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) has recommended that the Memphis Police Department (MPD) be. This is a significant development in the case of Tyre King, a 13-year-old boy who was by MPD officers in 2016.
The CALEA recommendation comes after an independent review of the MPD found that the department had violated many standards, including the use of deadly force, in the death of King. The review also found that the MPD had failed to investigate the shooting.
The recommendation to decertify the MPD is significant because it could lead to the department losing its accreditation, which is a voluntary process that is to ensure that police departments meet certain standards. If the MPD is, it would be the first time in the history of the CALEA that a police department has been.
The next steps in the process will be for the MPD to appeal the decision, and then for the CALEA Commission on Accreditation to make a final decision. This could take several months, and it is unclear now what the final decision will be.
In the meantime, the Memphis Police Association has released a statement saying that they “support” the MPD and believe that the department should not be.