Crump says arrest of five black Memphis cops should be blueprint for cases involving white cops

A day after five Black Memphis police officers were arrested for their involvement in an encounter with Tire Nichols, who died three days later on January 7, civil rights attorney Ben Crump held a press conference. Crump, who represents the Nicholls family, said the speed with which officers were arrested should be the blueprint for all cases of suspected police violence, regardless of whether the officers were black or white. rice field.

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Ben Crump: See how these five black cops caught on camera committed their crimes, see how quickly the chief of police and the police department fired them, see how the district attorney was against them. Let’s see how quickly the charges were filed. Within 20 days, I want to declare that this is the blueprint for the future.

I can’t say that I had to wait six months to a year even though I got a video containing evidence of excess power and crime. Because of these five black officers of his, you guys moved quickly.

And as the chief said, it was important to the community that they acted quickly and that justice moved swiftly against these five officers who happen to be African American. , we believe that it is important for the community to act swiftly and to do justice swiftly.