Police deactivate unit of Memphis officers involved in fatal beating

MEMPHIS police yesterday permanently deactivated the unit of the five officers who fatally beat a young black man, the latest instance of police brutality to elicit nationwide calls for reform.

The shocking death of 29-year-old Tyre Nichols has reopened anguished debate across the United States about officer violence, particularly after promises of reform swept the country following the death of another black man, George Floyd, in 2020.