Fifth officer accused in Nichols’ death pleads not guilty to federal charges

By  and , Daily Memphian Updated: September 15, 2023 6:45 PM CT | Published: September 14, 2023 5:43 PM CT

Emmitt Martin III made his first court federal court appearance Thursday, Sept. 14, and was arraigned before Magistrate Judge Annie Christoff. 


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Aarron Fleming

Aarron Fleming

Aarron Fleming covers Memphis and Shelby County’s court system and is a member of The Daily Memphian’s public safety reporting team. He formerly covered education and earned his B.A. in journalism from the University of Memphis.

Julia Baker

Julia Baker

Julia Baker covers Memphis and Shelby County’s law enforcement agencies and is a member of The Daily Memphian’s public safety reporting team. A lifelong Memphian, Julia graduated from the University of Memphis in 2021. Other publications and organizations she has written for include Chalkbeat, Memphis Flyer, Memphis Parent magazine and Memphis magazine.

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