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DOJ issues new guide for specialized police units in the wake of Tyre Nichols' death

January 10, 2024

One year after Tyre Nichols died following a violent confrontation with a Memphis police unit known as Scorpion, the U.S. Justice Department is issuing new guidance to police to ensure more care and accountability in those specialized law enforcement teams.

In a report to be made public Wednesday, federal officials call for mayors and police chiefs to assess whether such specialized units are even necessary to solve community problems, to take care that members assigned to them have clean work and disciplinary histories, and to ensure that they're supervised properly.

Read more of Carrie Johnson's reporting for NPR.

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