Of all the words we used to prepare, nothing speaks for itself like a picture.
These images are Captured by police body camera Makes it all the more chilling – a killer’s perspective, as the indictment says.
The footage is astounding and haunting.
stopped tire nichols In his car, Memphis police immediately escalated the situation to extreme violence.
Thiel is the only person in the film who seems to be trying to calm the situation.
Unfortunately, and fatally, it was out of his control.
It was hard to watch him fall to the ground, calling for his mother with the last words he would say.
The tire was not treated until an ambulance arrived more than 20 minutes later.
We watched for over 20 minutes as he leaned against a car in handcuffs, apparently in distress.
If his condition deteriorated, he would fall sideways to the ground.
He is a dying man, yet everyone around him seems to be doing nothing.
The police officers who caused the fatal injuries shared debriefings and fist-bumped each other.
You can hear the adrenaline.
What happened that night in Memphis is a sickening indictment of the police.
Attorneys for the Thiel family said it reflected a deeply ingrained racist and abusive police culture — regardless of whether the officers involved were black, they said, because the problem was pervasive learned expectations of immunity and impunity.
The lawyers are pleased with the speed and severity with which charges were brought against the officers involved.
They saw progress and said it should serve as a blueprint for similar cases in the future — and now they have sympathy and support through the violent and public death of a much-loved young man in Memphis.