Five former officers won’t be part of Nichols civil suit until after criminal cases

By  and , Daily Memphian Updated: September 22, 2023 2:23 AM CT | Published: September 21, 2023 1:16 PM CT

The five are defendants in both the criminal and civil cases. 


Tyre Nichols Emmitt Martin III Tadarrius Bean Demetrius Haley Desmond Mills Jr. Justin Smith
Samuel Hardiman

Samuel Hardiman

Samuel Hardiman is an enterprise and investigative reporter who focuses on local government and politics. A native Rhode Islander who lives in Midtown, he enjoys tennis, golf and reading.

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.

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