Local law enforcement responds to Tyre Nichols beating footage

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.-Our local law enforcement are responding to the released video footage of Tyre Nichols. 

Tyre Nichols was beaten severely by Memphis police following a traffic stop on January 7th. He died in the hospital three days later. 

The Bowling Green Police Department, Warren County Sheriff’s Office, the local chapter of the NAACP, and Mt. Zion Baptist Church have shared a six minute video condemning the actions of those officers. 

Here is a snippet of that video. 

“I am shocked and disappointed by the actions of these officers. As a law enforcement profession, we are held to a higher standard and I believe we should be held to a higher standard. These officers betrayed their oath and their citizens, this is not how you treat people period. We want to publicly condemn the actions of those former Memphis police officers. In Warren County our law enforcement agencies work to be part of our community, not divide our community,” said BGPD Chief of Police Michael Delaney. 

The full video can be found here.