Memphis will review its SCORPION police unit, the street-crime team involved in Tyre Nichols' killing

Posted on AllSides January 27th, 2023
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Memphis Police Department

The city will hire an outside firm to investigate the police department's SCORPION Unit, the specialized team targeting violent crime that was involved in Tyre Nichols' killing. 

The unit, which stands for Street Crimes Operation to Restore Peace In Our Neighborhoods, was launched in 2021 and was intended to fight street crime. 

Shelby County District Attorney Steve Mulroy confirmed at a press conference on Thursday that the officers charged with murder after 29-year-old Tyre Nichols was beaten to death were part of the police force's SCORPION Unit.

"It is clear...

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