Five officers indicted in Tyre Nichols’ death plead not guilty to murder

By , Daily Memphian Updated: February 17, 2023 12:02 PM CT | Published: February 17, 2023 9:18 AM CT

All five defendants — Tadarrius Bean, 24; Demetrius Haley, 30; Emmitt Martin III, 30; Desmond Mills Jr., 32; and Justin Smith, 28 — posted bail within two days of being booked. 


Tyre Nichols Memphis Police Department
Julia Baker

Julia Baker

Julia Baker covers criminal justice for The Daily Memphian. 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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