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Five ex-officers charged with murder in Tyre Nichols’ death
The Lead with Jake Tapper
Jan 26, 2023

Tyre Nichols is the latest high-profile case of police brutality to result in murder charges. Five former officers have now been indicted. The victim’s family says he was beaten like a human piñata. Also, the first witness has been called to testify in the murder trial for Alex Murdaugh who is accused of killing his wife and son. Plus, democratic Congressman Adam Schiff is running in what’s shaping up to be a contested Senate race.