Oklahoma City Police Department is “appalled” by the fatal caning of a Memphis man

The Oklahoma City Police Department said it was appalled by the “tragic and unnecessary death” of Tire Nichols in Memphis, while the Tulsa police chief spoke of “a cultural acceptance of such abuse” among the five officers who killed the man after a traffic stop beat fatally.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Nichols’ family at this time,” read a statement posted to Facebook, which is attributed to Oklahoma City Police Chief Wade Gourley and the men and women of the department.

“We condemn the actions of the officers involved in Mr. Nichols’ death and commend the Memphis Police Department’s speedy investigation and action to terminate the employment of those involved.”


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