Memphis FD reviewing bodycam footage of Nichols’ death as part of internal investigation
The department expects to complete its investigation into the role of two fire department members present at the fatal police-involved incident next week
By Rachel Engel
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis Fire Department announced Friday that it is reviewing bodycam footage from the confrontation between Memphis police and Tyre Nichols, and will conclude its internal investigation into the two department members dispatched to the scene by next week.
Both MFD members were relieved of duty pending the outcome of the internal investigation, ABC 24 reported.
Videos from the scene were released to the public by the City of Memphis on Friday. One video depicts the response of EMS personnel to the detained patient on scene.
The MFD released a statement following its release:
“The Memphis Fire Department would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the family, friends and loved ones of Tyre Nichols,” the statement read. “As a result of the recent criminal investigation into the death of Mr. Nichols, the Memphis Fire Department did not receive full access to the video footage until today. The department is currently reviewing the footage and will be concluding our internal investigation early next week.”