Biden said he was outraged by police brutality against a young African-American man in Memphis
The president of the United States stressed that he is “deeply sorry” for the crime and asked those who seek justice not to resort to violence< /i>
Biden said he was outraged by the videos of the beating of a young African-American man by several Memphis police officers. (REUTERS)
Minutes after videos became public of the ferocious beating that a group of Memphis police officers gave the African-American Tyre Nichols and whose injuries caused his death ; the president of the United States, Joe Biden, assured that after observing the images he is “outraged” and “deeply hurt”.
Faced with the demonstrations in various states of the country demanding justice, the US president asked that violence not be used.
“< b>The images released tonight will rightly outrage people. Those who seek justice should not resort to violence or destruction,” he added.
In a statement, Biden said that “like many, I was outraged and deeply hurt after watching the horrifying video of the beating that ended in death” of the 29-year-old.
Video was released of a black man being beaten to death by police officers in Memphis
“Violence is never acceptable, it is illegal and destructive,” he warned the President of the United States.
Officials from the White House maintained contact with the mayors of 16 cities in the country due to possible protests that could start this weekend.
The < b>New York Mayor Eric Adams remarked in a video posted on his social networks that he feels “devastated” by Nichols' crime and asked that if the population needs to express “anger or indignation” they do so ” peacefully”.
“The brutality we saw in that Memphis video is an abomination,” Adams said on his Twitter account.
This beating “undermines the very system of law the one we believe in,” Adams wrote, concluding: “This violence must be confronted with justice for #TyreNichols.”
The New York Police Department has ensured that is “fully prepared” to allow the right to protest.
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This Friday, Memphis authorities released more of an hour of videos showing the beating that Tire Nichols received, by five officers who beat him repeatedly while he screamed for his mother. The images were released a day after the police officers were charged with manslaughter.
In addition to beating him with their feet, the officials also used wooden sticks to assault Nichols, who was harassed for about three minutes while they yelled various obscenities at him.
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The recordings show how police officers order the young man to lie on the floor. Meanwhile, another agent yells at him: “Hit him with the taster.” Although Nichols responds calmly and reiterates that they are already on the ground, the police officers continue to yell at him.
Nichols' arrest for an alleged traffic violation occurred on January 7 . Three days after the brutal beating, the victim died in a hospital. The Attorney General of the United States, Merrick Garland, promised this Friday that an investigation would be launched and asked that any protests that may arise over this fact be carried out peacefully.< /p>
The five former Memphis police officers identified as Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Desmond Mills, Jr., Emmitt Martin III and Justin Smith were charged with second degree murder and other crimes for the arrest and death of Tire Nichols. All are in custody.
Under Tennessee law, they could receive anywhere from 15 to 60 years in prison.
(With information from EFE)