Local response after Tyre Nichols’ death was relatively quick, but challenges remain

Experts say officials here did better than those in other large cities

By , Daily Memphian Updated: February 02, 2023 6:34 AM CT | Published: February 02, 2023 4:00 AM CT

It took five years — five years — for New York City police officer Daniel Pantaleo to be fired after Eric Garner’s death in 2014. In Memphis, in 2023, it took 13 days for five officers to be fired for their roles in Tyre Nichols’ death. 


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Don Wade

Don Wade

Don Wade has been a Memphis journalist since 1998 and he has won awards for both his sports and news/feature writing. He is originally from Kansas City and is married with three sons.


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