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Attorneys for Tyre Nichols family respond to motion to remove City of Memphis from $550 million lawsuit

August 15, 2023

MEMPHIS, Tenn — Attorneys representing the family of Tyre Nichols are responding to a motion by the city of Memphis to keep the city out of a $550 million civil lawsuit.

In the motion filed Monday, Aug. 14, 2023, attorneys representing Nichols’ family said, “The liability here extends far beyond those officers, through the ranks, and up to the City of Memphis, itself.”

It continued, “The City of Memphis tolerated the unlawful and unconstitutional conduct of the SCORPION Unit with deliberate indifference to their known misconduct."

Read more of Kim Chaney's reporting on the motion for ABC24.

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