Kamala Harris will attend Tyree Nicholls’ funeral on Wednesday

MEMPHIS, Tennessee (Reuters) – The White House said U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris will travel to Memphis on Wednesday to attend the funeral of Tyree Nichols, an African-American man who was brutally murdered by multiple police officers in hospital this month. He had died after being brutally beaten. a traffic check.

Members of the families of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, who died after police intervention in Louisville, Kentucky, and Minneapolis, Minnesota, respectively, will also be in attendance.

Five officers, all African-American, were charged with second-degree murder last week and fired from the force.

The broadcast of a video showing the incident, which lasted several minutes, caused a shock wave across the United States. President Joe Biden said he was “outraged” and “distressed”.

(Reporting by Alyssa Pointer; French edition Jean Terzien)

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