Tyre Nichols’ mother expressed disappointment that five black police officers were responsible for killing her son in Memphis on January 10 when he was en route to her house.
RowVaughn Wells, the mother of Nichols, claimed that the cops had brought shame onto their families and communities.
Wells said on MSNBC, “I despise the idea that five Black males truly did this to another Black man. They were probably the age of my son.
When it happened, the 29-year-old was close to his mother’s house and yelled for her as he was being assaulted.
She said, “They just made themselves look bad.” “I’m not a bad guy, and neither is my son,” I offer prayers for the families of the cops since they also didn’t deserve this.
Nichols, a skateboarder, and the photographer had been out earlier that day photographing pictures of the Memphis sky.
I firmly feel that my son was carrying out a task for God, Wells stated. He completed his task, and God led him back to his house.
Wells has requested that any demonstrations held in her son’s honor be nonviolent.
All five of the former police officers—Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Desmond Mills Jr., Emmitt Martin III, and Justin Smith—have already been detained and are facing numerous accusations, including second-degree murder.
In South Carolina on Saturday, Trump told the Associated Press that it “should never have occurred.”
“I found it to be awful. He was really in trouble. He was merely being beaten. That ought to never have happened, said Trump.
Nichols’ cries for his mother, according to Trump, were “a very heartbreaking scene.” Despite the fact that all of the policemen are black, Joe Biden also denounced the violence while bringing up the issue of race.
After the tapes were made public, Biden issued a statement in which he stated, “Like so many, I was horrified and terribly pained to watch the awful video of the beating that resulted in Tyre Nichols’ death.” It serves as just another devastating reminder of the immense trauma, terror, suffering, and tiredness that Black and Brown Americans go through every day.
Tyre Nichols’ family and Americans in Memphis and all throughout the nation who are mourning this excruciatingly terrible loss have my deepest sympathy, added Biden. “The video that was released this evening will undoubtedly infuriate many. Justice-seekers shouldn’t use violence or damage as a tactic. Never condone violence; it is wrong and damaging. I support the family of Mr. Nichols’ appeal for peaceful demonstrations.
This is Tyre Nichols.— Dakarai Turner (@Dakarai_Turner) January 28, 2023
Last night, at a vigil in his honor, his mother smiled watching skateboarders use the same park her son once did.
Tyre leaves behind a 4-year-old son. pic.twitter.com/V7WA2hlXeb