2 MFD personnel relieved from duty after Tyre Nichols’ death, officials say

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Two personnel with the Memphis Fire Department (MFD) were relieved from their duties in connection to the death of Tyre Nichols, the department said Monday.

The unnamed personnel were “involved in the initial patient care” of Nichols, who died Jan. 10, three days after “confrontations” with Memphis Police Department (MPD) officers, officials said.

The MFD personnel were relieved of duty last week while an internal investigation was being conducted, the department said.

MFD did not release any other details, adding that the investigation was ongoing.

Five officers were fired Friday after an internal employment investigation by MPD, citing violations of excessive use of force, duty to intervene and duty to render aid during Nichols’ arrest, police said.

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On Monday, Ben Crump, an attorney for the Nichols family, called the video of his arrest appalling, horrible, heinous, violent, disturbing and “very troublesome on every level.”