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Shelby County judge to decide if former MPD officers in Tyre Nichols case to be tried separately

Action News 5
August 18, 2023

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Five former Memphis Police officers charged with murdering Tyre Nichols had their cases reviewed in court on Friday.

Tadarrius Bean, Justin Smith, Desmond Mills, Demetrius Haley, and Emmit Martin lll are all charged with second-degree murder, among other charges, for the death of 29-year-old Nichols.

Paul Hagerman, the prosecutor in the case, told a judge they are making significant progress toward a trial date. However, now the question is whether they will be tried together or separately.

Read more of the Action News 5 Staff's reporting on the criminal case against the officers who allegedly contributed to Tyre Nichols Death for Action News 5.

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