WASHINGTON (AP) — The parents of Tire Nichols, a black man who was brutally beaten to death by a group of Memphis, Tennessee, police officers, attend President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol next week.
According to group spokesperson Vincent Evans, Law Vaughan and Nicholls’ mother and stepfather, Rodney Wells, received a letter from Rep. I accepted the invitation to speak. of black legislators.
A videotape released last week of the Jan. 7 violent encounter between Nichols and police officers shows officers severely beating a 29-year-old FedEx worker for three minutes while screaming profanity. .
Nichols was hospitalized and died on January 10.
Five police officers, also black, have been fired and charged with second-degree murder and other charges in the beating and death of Ms. Nichols. On Monday, two more of his Memphis police officers were reprimanded in connection with the incident, and three emergency medical technicians were fired.
Horsford said it was important for Nichols’ parents to hear from the president and their elected representatives in Congress.
“We invited the Nichols family as guests of the Black Caucus in Congress, so they were there for the day, hearing from the president and members of Congress from both sides of the aisle, and ultimately how we were keeping our community safe. Ask them to act, Horsford told MSNBC on Monday.
This year lawmakers will be allowed to bring guests to the House of Representatives for their Feb. 7 address for the first time since before the COVID-19 pandemic.
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