Jacksonville sheriff calls beating of Tyre Nichols ‘reprehensible, inexcusable’ after video footage is released

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville Sheriff T.K. Waters issued a statement Saturday following the release of video footage showing multiple officers beating Tyre Nichols after a traffic stop in early January.

The video, released Friday, has since sparked various protests across the county in response to the 29-year-old being brutally beaten, pepper sprayed and tasered on camera. Nichols died from his injuries three days later.

All five officers have been charged with murder in Nichols’ death.

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Waters released the following statement: