Tyre Nichols funeral: US Vice President joins mourners in Memphis


The funeral of Tyre Nichols, the 29-year-old who died three days after being beaten by police officers, is taking place in Memphis, Tennessee. 

US Vice President Kamala Harris and the families of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, who were killed by police officers in 2020, are attending the service.

Civil rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton will deliver the eulogy.

Mr Nichols, 29, was aggressively punched, kicked and hit with a baton by several Memphis police officers after he was pulled over in a traffic stop on 7 January.

Five police officers have so far been charged with second-degree murder and fired while two other officers have been suspended from duty.

Memphis Fire Department also fired three staff members after an investigation found Mr Nichols was left without medical attention for almost 15 minutes after the assault.

Protests have also taken place in several US cities after the footage of the attack was released.

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