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The image from video released on Jan. 27, 2023, by the City of Memphis, shows Tyre Nichols on the ground as medics arrive during a brutal attack by five Memphis police officers on Jan. 7, 2023, in Memphis, Tenn. Nichols died on Jan. 10. The five officers have since been fired and charged with second-degree murder and other offenses. (City of Memphis via AP)

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UPDATED 5:00 PM PT – Friday, January 27, 2023

The City of Memphis has released bodycam footage taken during the arrest of Tyre Nichols.

On Friday, four videos from the arrest on January 7th, were released by Memphis officials. The 29-year-old was hospitalized in critical condition and died three days after the incident.

In the video, officers were seen punching and pepper spraying Nichols.

Earlier on Friday, Biden told reporters that he spoke to Nichols’ mother, RowVaughn Wells for 10-15 minutes prior to the release of the bodycam footage. Her told her that that he will support legislation which is intended to prevent police abuse.

“I have spoken to Tyre’s mother, expressed my condolences,” Biden. “Tyre’s death is a painful reminder that we must do more to ensure that our criminal justice system lives up to the promise of fair and impartial justice, equal treatment and dignity for all.”

The five former officers involved, Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Desmond Mills Jr, Emmitt Martin III and Justin Smith, were charged with second-degree murder, aggravated assault, aggravated kidnapping, official misconduct and official oppression in the death of Nichols on Thursday.

his combo of images provided by the Memphis Police Department shows, from top row from left, officers Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Emmitt Martin III, bottom row, from left, Desmond Mills, Jr. and Justin Smith. The five former Memphis police officers have been charged with second-degree murder and other crimes in the arrest and death of Tyre Nichols, a Black motorist who died three days after a confrontation with the officers during a traffic stop, records showed Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023. (Memphis Police Department via AP)
(Memphis Police Department via AP)

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