LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell provided the following statement on the murder of Tyre Nichols by the officers within the Memphis Police Department.
“I want to extend my deepest condolences to the family of Tyre Nichols and to all who mourn him. The released video footage of the murder of Mr. Nichols at the hands of five Memphis police officers shows a complete lack of regard for humanity that has no place in law enforcement or any facet of our society.”
“We have a collective responsibility to address the root causes of a toxic culture within law enforcement that empowers officers to act with such barbarism. The fact that all the officers involved are Black highlights how deeply ingrained racist policies create a culture that sees and treats Black bodies as less than.”
“Black men deserve the right grow old and to not have their lives threatened by simply existing. We must do the work of addressing the root causes for the perpetual harm within our justice system that disproportionately impacts Black people and communities of color in order to achieve true public safety for all.”