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Federal civil rights trial date set for ex-cops in Tyre Nichols case

September 21, 2023

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A  federal court judge has set a May trial date for the five former Memphis Police officers who have pleaded not guilty to federal civil rights charges in the fatal beating of Tyre Nichols.

Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Emmitt Martin, Desmond Mills, and Justin Smith were all back in federal court Thursday. May 6 is the trial date all the legal teams agreed on.

At this time, the trial is expected to take eight or nine days for all five officers.

Read more of Shay Simon's reporting for NewsNation.

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