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New death of an African-American during his arrest in the US – Biden appeals for calm

A young man death of an African American during of violent arrest of at the beginning of January from five police officers shocks them USA. THE Tyr Nichols was arrested in early January in Memphis for a traffic violation.

The American president Joe Bidenhe addressed appeal to prevail calm as the controversy over the death of Tyree Nichols intensifies.

“As Americans mournthe Department of Justice is conducting its investigation and authorities are continuing their work, I join my voice with that of Thayer’s family in calling for peaceful demonstrations. Outrage is understandable, but violence is never acceptableBiden said in a press release released by the White House, while calling for a “swift, complete and transparent” investigation into the tragic case.

At five police officersas reported by APE-MPE, accusations were made and were remanded in custody yesterday Thursday, as part of the homicide investigation, since Tyre Nichols died in early January, just days after his arrest.

The police officers of Memphis, a large city in the state of Tennessee, all African-American, are facing charges of manslaughtercausing grievous bodily harm, assault, even for kidnapping.

There are details of the case that still remain unclear. There is video, but so far only the victim’s family members and their lawyers have seen it.

In his announcement, Biden emphasized that “Tyre’s death is a painful reminder that we must do more to ensure that our justice system fulfills its promise equal and impartial justice for all».

The Democratic president is calling on Congress to pass a police reform bill that passed the House of Representatives in 2021 but failed to pass the Senate.

After his murder George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis in May 2020, the US Congress has been unable to pass any ambitious US police reform, not even a ban on chokeholds.

The issue of police reform is of great concern to the African-American electorate, and Joe Biden has emphasized it in his 2020 campaign. The president is expected to announce his decision on whether he will indeed run again in 2024 soon.

Source: News Beast

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