Biden ‘outraged’ and ‘pained’ after watching Memphis police video

People react to release of video of fatal police encounter with Tyre Nichols in Memphis

(Reuters) – President Joe Biden said he was “outraged” and “deeply pained” after watching a violent encounter between Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man, and the five police officers charged with murder in his beating death after a traffic stop earlier this month.

“Like so many, I was outraged and deeply pained to see the horrific video of the beating that resulted in Tyre Nichols’ death,” Biden said in a statement.

He added the Nichols’ families deserves a swift, full and transparent investigation.

(Reporting by Jarrett Renshaw in New York; Editing by Sandra Maler)


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