Funeral of Tyre Nichols in Memphis hears demands for police reform - BBC News

Thousands of people gathered in Memphis to mourn the death of 29-year-old father Tyre Nichols.

Mr Nichols died three days after he was beaten by police following a traffic stop.

Five officers have been charged with his murder.

Family and friends as well as national figures, including Vice President Kamala Harris, were at the funeral to pay their respects to Mr Nichols.

Graphic bodycam footage of Mr Nichols’ encounter with police showed him being brutally punched, kicked, pepper-sprayed and struck by police officers.

The assault sparked protests against police violence across the United States.

Huw Edwards presents BBC News at Ten reporting by Sarah Smith in Memphis.

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