RowVaughn and Rodney Well, parents of Tyre D. Nichols, a black man killed as a result of injuries sustained in Police custody following a traffic stop last month in Memphis, Tennessee, will attend President Biden’s State of Union address next week at the U.S. Capitol.
“I have invited the Nichols family as guests of the Congressional Black Caucus so they will be there on that day to hear from the president and members of Congress from both sides of the aisle to hear how we will finally take action to keep our communities safe”
-Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus Steven Horsford
The invitation to attend the State of the Union speech was delivered by Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus Rep. Steven Horsford, D-Nev.
Horsford told MSNBC, “I have invited the Nichols family as guests of the Congressional Black Caucus so they will be there on that day to hear from the president and members of Congress from both sides of the aisle to hear how we will finally take action to keep our communities safe.”
Tyre D. Nichols was injured after cops in Memphis pulled him over at traffic stop on Jan. 7. Nichols died a few days later on Jan. 10.
Mr. Nichols, 29, was a FedEx worker and is survived by a son.
Last week, following a nationwide outrage, police release the body-camera footage of the incident which shows the police officer violently beating Nichols while screaming profanities at him.
The five police officers, who are also Black, involved in the incident have been fired by Memphis Police. They have been charged with second-degree murder and other offenses. Since then, the Memphis police department have also fired three Emergency Medical Technicians who responded to the Nichols’ case. Two more cops have been reprimanded.