1/28, 11:03 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Scorpion unit that beat to death Nichols disbanded

The Memphis Police Department said that it has disbanded the special unit whose officers participated in the beating of Tyre Nichols, causing the 29-year-old to die in the hospital on January 10.

Police Director Cerelyn Davis explained that the decision to disband the Scorpion unit came after Nichols' relatives and community leaders urged the police to do so. "It is in the best interest of all to permanently deactivate the Scorpion unit," Davis told reporters.

The announcement comes a day after the release of a video showing five Memphis police officers beating Nichols. The involved officers were fired and charged with second-degree murder.

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