Ex-Memphis police officer allegedly took a photo of Tyre Nichols after beating

The charge sheet for one of the ex-Memphis police officers involved in the beating of Tyre Nicholls has revealed that one of the officers took a picture of Nicholls as he was handcuffed and leaning against the side of a police car.  The officer then forwarded the message to several contacts in his cellphone.

Former officer Demetrius Haley sent the picture to at least five people, a recent memo has alleged it was sent to a sixth person, according to the statement, which was sent by the Memphis Police Department in its request to have Haley and former officers Tadarrius Bean, Justin Smith, Desmond Mills, and Emmitt Martin III decertified as officers. The statement was obtained using a public records request.

“On [Haley’s] personal cell phone, [Haley] took two photographs while standing in front of the obviously injured subject after he was handcuffed,” the document reads. “[Haley] admitted [he] shared the photo in a text message with five people; one civilian employee, two MPD officers, and one female acquaintance.”

Haley is currently facing several charges including second-degree murder and aggravated assault.

The Memphis Police Department were asked for comment on Tuesday afternoon but declined to comment.

Haley’s lawyer, Michael Stengel of Memphis, has also not returned any requests for comment.




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