January 28, 2023

Retired LAPD sergeant Cheryl Dorsey has many, many questions about the video of the murder of Tyre Nichols.

She talked about the likelihood that he was beaten in retaliation for running.

"Yeah, it is part of the police culture," she said. "It is an unspoken thing that we all know occurs."

"When you run from the police, and they catch you, you will pay. You will be punished. And we saw Mr. Nichols being punished from the very start. And so, as I start to learn more and more about this incident, Chief Davis has a problem.

"And I appreciate her efforts, I appreciate the fact that she fired these first five initially. Immediately. But she's partially trying to save her own butt, because listen, that there were more than five officers there who did not intervene, who acquiesced to that misconduct. And when you do that, you are committing misconduct.

"It is reported by the mother of Tyre Nichols someone came to her home and told her, 'Do you know Tyre? He's been arrested for DUI. He is on his way to the hospital. We are going to book him, and no, you can't go to the hospital to see him.'

"I want to know, who went there? Did the chief know? Did she send those officers there? And so, she has a role to play in this. The buck stops with her, how she has these two-year to five-year officers in a specialized unit -- with prior complaints, I'm sure. We will find out later down the road. Knowing great deference is given to the version that officers give when someone makes a complaint would explain why nothing was done when that young man complained allegedly a few days before the Tyre incident.

"And so, she's got a lot of work to do. And I'll tell you one more problem she has, we know that these officers are liars. There is a reason she looked at that sky cop camera. Because someone in a supervisory position went to the hospital and saw Mr. Nichols' injuries and realized that the officers lied.

"Which means they gave false and misleading statements, a terminable offense. Which means they cannot be police officers. And so the DA needs to look into every case that those officers have arrested someone on, because now each and every case is tainted."

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