Tyre Nichols’s Parents Remember Son as “Beautiful Soul” & Describe Video of Beating by Memphis Cops

A day after prosecutors charged five former Memphis police officers with murder over the fatal beating of Tyre Nichols, we speak with his parents, RowVaughn and Rodney Wells, about their drive to seek justice for their son. “He had a beautiful soul, and he touched everyone,” RowVaughn Wells says of her son. Nichols was a 29-year-old Black father, amateur photographer and longtime skateboarder who died January 10 from kidney failure and cardiac arrest, three days after he was brutally beaten by the five officers during a traffic stop. The officers were fired earlier this month and indicted on Thursday with second-degree murder, kidnapping and other charges for their role in Nichols’s death. We also speak with civil rights attorney Ben Crump, who is representing the family.

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  1. From what I've been hearing is that Tyre Nichols was involved in a relationship with one of the officers on again off again X babys mama! that worked with Tyer at FedEx, so this particular officer Demetrius Haley! knew who Tyer was because Demetrius Haley worker at FedEx as well before he went on to become a Memphis Correctional Officer and from there joining the Memphis PD. Demetrius Haley has a child or children by this young lady! so if this is all true, then in my opinion Tyer was targeted " Ambushed" if you will. Demetrius had the motive and the opportunity to go after Tyer along with his Badge wrarimg thugs! I think jealousy played a big part of what took place that night, concealed in the cover of darkness to sit and wait untill Tyer's car was spotted! after that it was on, they were like a pack of wild animals six on one oh my God! I can't even fathom as to what that young man was going through at the time of the atack. They need to investigate the allege young lady that works at FedEx that has a connections with Tyer and Demetrius! all the officers conspired together to commit this Crime/Murder and all need to be put behind bars no if and butts about it this is something that need's to be looked into by the DA's office and the attorneys for the family I don't think many people know about this because everyone is focusing on what wappened and not the root cause! the truth of the matter is Demetrius Haley had it out for Tyer Nichols because of the relationship with his X I think this will all come out when the DA start to gather information to build there case agents all involved and discover it was all pland for Tyer to get ambushed and beaten it was all premeditated.

  2. Media picks and chooses the victims…just to provoke racial divide…!!!!..💥💥

  3. Intent of Dem cities with Dem everything is dumbing down it's standards…!!!!💥
    They want to bring down the USA to 3rd world standards and bring in the New World Order…!!!!💥
    Big Brother is the way..!!!!💥
    Racial divide is the game plan..!!!!💥

  4. Prayers to Tyre Nichols Father & Mother knowing millions of people are sorry this happened to your precious son. Tyre Nichols was only 150 lbs compared to 1,000 or over of the 5 fired police officers. It seems like a nightmare to me also. Tyre Nichols was a Father to his beloved four year old son. Tyre Nichols worked at FedEx every day to take care of his family & had never gotten in trouble with the law. Everyone deserves due process of law, & no one is above others to become judge & jury as these five fired police officers did. If one takes someone’s life, he or she must pay the price regardless if they are in uniform or not.

  5. Again here goes Crump. Listen we need different lawyers of all ethnicity to fight these brutalities.Crump rich enough. Every time I see him everything seem phony. This been on news for a while how many times and different platforms they going to cry on. Tired of hearing sorrow. Shit not gonna change no time soon. This world is all consciousness. When a mother can get up everyday put on make up and talk about her son being murdered I feel there's a disconnect with her real emotions. And it's strange seeing ppl from the 1900s being enfluenced in this way. Im watching how the new age of consciousness,networking is overtaking the previous age of spirituality ,emotions.

  6. My God, please comfort this mother and father family, so touched. Strengthen them for such a time as this. Much Grace and Love🌹🙏💗💕

  7. 🕊 My DEEPEST CONDOLENCES 🙏 to the Nichols and Wells family. May Gods peace, grace, and mercy be upon you. In Jesus Christ Holy name 💗 🙏 Amen 🙏 🙌 ✨️ ❤️

  8. Smfh they'll be on suspension 🥱 see u at the bar rip bro they'll get there's 🙏🏾

  9. This is unreal it's like being in a nightmare day after day hearing about these black men getting murdered. And it's for no reason whatsoever. By someone of their own color stalking them and killing the male. To Police brutality .

  10. 5 against 1 a Teacher at that, I've said it before and I'm going to say it again we have to Raise the hiring Standards because these people are Criminals with badges and they end up costing the Taxpayers way too much money 💰 how about if we sue the Officers as well and Take some of that money from them let's Take from them like they take from us👍

  11. One of our Own, the Law Enforcement Savages who had a Duty of Care, committed horrendous and Incomprehensible acts against a Son (Tyre Nichols).

    And, we hope our OWN are criminally prosecuted to the Fullest extent of the law…

  12. I don't mean no harm World ladies and gentlemen make this video go viral it is time for the police officers who have done the crime to do the time and that is real spit you have a lot of dirty offices a lot nothing has not been done they seem to get away with everything now if that was one of us we will be in jail have to try to come up with money to post bond all five officers need to do life each and every last one of them and then I will sue the city of Memphis Tennessee even though it won't bring that young man back ucu give people a tortie and you see how they use it it's like that on lockup half of the cameras does not even work at the police station when you have people locked up everything needs to work so you guys would know no one is lying about these police officers because one actually tried to rape me but it was not in Memphis Tennessee we need help out here government let's get them fixed

  13. No more talk. Discussion over. My Country Feedback USA 🇺🇲
    😈😈😈This is not humanitarian. There is no excuse for any of this. Everyone must go. The whole regime must go. Clear out!!!
    Clean out your desks and go! Just get out. Everybody get out, clear out. 😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈

  14. Its all a good buddy system in cops..always has been I am 67 yrs old and have seen these bullies with badges do these kinds of things all my life..
    I pray Justice for You …and I pray Punishment to the fullest extent of the law .. .God Be With You All😞

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