File confirms identity of retired officer in Nichols case

By , Daily Memphian Updated: March 17, 2023 5:30 PM CT | Published: March 17, 2023 4:03 PM CT

Memphis Police Department Lt. Dewayne Smith, a 25-year veteran, has been identified as the officer who retired before an administrative hearing into his involvement in the death of Tyre Nichols.


Tyre Nichols Lt. DeWayne Smith MPD SCORPION unit
Ben Wheeler

Ben Wheeler

Ben Wheeler is an investigative reporter and is a member of The Daily Memphian’s public safety reporting team. He previously worked at the Yankton Daily Press and Dakotan and Herald-Citizen.

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