Statement from United States Attorney Kevin G. Ritz

Memphis, TN – Kevin G. Ritz, United States Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, issued the following statement today:

“Last week, Tyre Nichols died, just days after he was involved in an incident where officers from the Memphis Police Department used force during an arrest. The Tennessee State Bureau of Investigation has publicly announced that it is investigating.In addition, the United States Attorney’s Office, in cooperation with the FBI Memphis Field Office and the Division of Human Rights of the Ministry of Justice, has opened a civil rights investigation. Since this is an open investigation, we cannot provide additional information or publish more information at this time.

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For more information, please contact Public Information Officer Cherri Green at 901-544-4231 or cherri.green@usdoj.gov. Follow @WDTNNews on Twitter for office news and updates.

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