Two Deputies Get Suspended Over Tyre Nichols Arrest

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office has suspended two deputies for breaking the rules at the site of Tyre Nichols’ fatal beating, the sheriff announced on Wednesday. In the case of Nichols, a Black man who was seriously hurt by police during an arrest on January 7 and passed away three days later, five Memphis police officers have already been charged with second-degree murder. Sheriff Floyd Bonner described the punishment as “fair and just” and said it was applied to two other deputies who were present at the scene. According to an internal investigation, deputies Johntavious Bowers and Jeremy Watkins breached the law by failing to keep their body cameras on while on duty and by neglecting to alert dispatch or their supervisor to their movements, among other infractions. The sheriff’s office stated that it did not currently think the review will lead to charges.