Here is a timeline of events in the death of Tyre Nichols.

The death of Tyre Nichols has provoke outrage and prompte state and federal investigations in the weeks since Mr. Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man, die after being pulled over by the police in Memphis.

Lawyers for Mr. Nichols’s family said video footage that has yet to be publicly release shows. That he was beaten by police officers for three minutes during the traffic stop. He was a human piñata for those police officers,” one of the lawyers said. Not only was it violent, it was savage.”

Here is a timeline of the major events in the case:

Jan. 7: Around 8:30 p.m., Mr. Nichols was stoppe by police officers on suspicion of reckless driving near the intersection of Raines Road and Ross Road in Memphis.

The Memphis police said in an initial statement that a “confrontation occurre. As the officers approache his vehicle and that Mr. Nichols ran away. The police said there was then “another confrontation. As officers arrested him. That an ambulance was called after he complaine of shortness of breath.

Jan. 10: The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation announce that Mr. Nichols had “succumbed to his injuries” and die.

Here is a timeline of events in the death of Tyre Nichols.

Jan. 14: Mr. Nichols’s family held a memorial event and released a balloon in his honor. According to the Commercial Appeal, a Memphis newspaper. Supporters held a protest at a nearby police precinct.

Jan. 15: The Memphis Police Department announce that internal administrative investigations were underway.

Jan. 16: Mr. Nichols’s family retained the prominent civil rights attorney Ben Crump. Who has represented the families of several Black victims of police violence. Including Michael Brown, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd. Mr. Crump called for Memphis police to release body camera footage of the encounter. Nobody should ever die from a simple traffic stop the footage is the only way to discern. The true narrative of why and how that happened to Tyre.”

Here is a timeline of events in the death of Tyre Nichols.

Jan. 18: The U.S. Department of Justice announce that it had opene. A civil rights investigation into Mr. Nichols’s death and was coordinating with the F.B.I.’s Memphis field office.

Jan. 20: The Memphis Police Department said five officers had violated department policies. In connection to Mr. Nichols’ death, including policies governing excessive use of force. Duty to intervene and duty to render aid. All five officers were fired.

Jan. 23: Mr. Nichols’s family watched the body camera footage from the night of the traffic stop, but Mr. Nichols’s mother was unable to watch the entire video. Lawyers for the family called the video “disgusting,” likening it to the one showing how Rodney King was brutalize by Los Angeles police in 1991. How are we here again so many years later?” they aske in a statement.


Here is a timeline of events in the death of Tyre Nichols. Jan. 24: Preliminary findings of an autopsy commissione by Mr. Nichols’s family showe that he “suffere extensive bleeding cause by a severe beating. His family shared a photo taken before he died on Jan. 10 that showed him in a hospital be. Apparently unconscious, his face bruised and swollen.

The Memphis Fire Department announced that two employees involve. Mr. Nichols’s “initial patient care” were being “relieved of duty” pending an internal investigation.

Jan. 25: The Memphis police chief, Cerelyn Davis. condemne the police officers’ actions as “a failing of basic humanity” in a video statement. Other Memphis police officers were still under investigation for policy violations, she said.

Noting the “significant public interest” in the release of the video, the U.S. attorney for the Western District of Tennessee also urged citizens to react in a “peaceful and non-violent way.”

Jan. 26: The five fire police officers were arrested in connection with Mr. Nichols’s death and charge with second-degree murder, among other felony charges.

Video of the incident will be release after 6 p.m. on Friday, said Steve Mulroy. The Shelby County district attorney, as Memphis brace for what has repeatedly been describe as brutal footage.