Former Memphis police supervisor in Tyre Nichols' death retired with benefits before he could be fired

Posted on AllSides March 19th, 2023
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The Memphis police supervisor on the scene when Tyre Nichols was beaten to death by officers in January retired with his benefits the day before a hearing to fire him. Lt. DeWayne Smith was identified Friday as the officer who retired just before his termination hearing, according to documents filed to revoke his law enforcement certification. Members of the Memphis City Council have expressed frustration that an officer was allowed to retire before efforts to fire him. The council's vice-chairman JB Smiley Jr. said it did not seem fair that...

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