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What could the federal Tyre Nichols case mean for other cases happening now?

Memphis Commercial Appeal
September 14, 2023

Five now-former Memphis police officers were indicted in federal court Tuesday and accused of violating 29-year-old Tyre Nichols' constitutional rights during a Jan. 7 traffic stop that turned into a beating.

The federal indictment is the beginning of a second criminal case the five officers are facing. The five have been facing criminal charges in Shelby County Criminal Court since Jan. 27.

Here's what to know about the federal indictment.

Read more of Lucas Finton's reporting for the Memphis Commercial Appeal.

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