Three former officers charged in Nichols’ death were new to specialized unit

By , Daily Memphian Updated: February 14, 2024 11:41 AM CT | Published: February 14, 2024 11:41 AM CT

Three of the five officers who were part of the SCORPION Unit at the time of Tyre Nichols’ death had only been on its parent unit, the Organized Crime Unit, for less than a year.


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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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