Mayor SLAMS Officers for Tyre Nichols Incident!
(RestoreAmericanGlory.com) – On Friday, New York City Mayor Adams said he feels personally “betrayed” by the five Memphis officers who beat Tyre Nichols, causing him to die three days later.
Following the release of the body cam footage on Friday from the incident by the Memphis Police Department, Adams released a video statement in which he said he is “devastated” and “outraged.” He added that having spent many years working as a police officer and having been a victim of police abuse he understands how impactful this can be for people. He noted that when police officers beat him and his brother as young men, he felt angry and for years could not trust the system.
According to a 2014 op-ed that Adams had written for the New York Times, he had been arrested at 15 years old with the charges of criminal trespassing after he had entered the “home of an acquaintance.
Adams went on to spend two decades working as a police officer in the New York Police Department and fighting against this type of “police abuse from within the system.” He added that police brutality destroyed all of the work that the police were doing to keep people and communities safe, and that it was making it harder for good police officers to actually accomplish their duties.
Adams was also quick to congratulate Memphis leaders for how quick they were in firing and charging the five former police officers who had been involved in the incident, Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Emmitt Martin III, Desmond Mills Jr., and Justin Smith.
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