Attorney Ben Crump Describes Tyre Nichols Beating Video, ‘Just Heartbreaking’
Attorney Ben Crump
Details ‘Heartbreaking’ Tyre Nichols Attack
Ahead Of Body Cam Release
1/27/2023 9:53 AM PT
Attorney Ben Crump, representing Tyre Nichols‘ family, is detailing the horrors of the brutal beatdown he saw in body cam footage from the incident … telling us what he expects will happen once it’s released to the public Friday night.
Crump will join us on “TMZ Live” Friday, in a preview from his interview, he says police will provide multiple angles of the incident, as well as graphic audio … calling the clip, which he watched privately with the Nichols family, heartbreaking.
He tells us officers disrespected Tyre constantly in the clip, despite the 29-year-old asking them if he can just go home — Crump believes it’ll instantly strike a chord across the country.
As for what’s next, Crump thinks peaceful protests will go down in Memphis — but he digs deep into the rough comparison between these 5 Black officers getting arrested swiftly and countless investigations into similar situations with white officers dragging out.
As we reported, Crump likened the horror of Tyre’s beating to that of Rodney King back in 1991 … and the public believes a response in terms of protests could be similar, too.
While the 5 officers were charged with second-degree murder, 4 of them posted bail and were released as of Friday morning. The footage releases to the public at 6 PM CST on Friday.