‘Devastated and outraged’: Central Florida reacts to Tyre Nichols arrest video

ORLANDO, Fla. — Law enforcement and government leaders across Central Florida have taken to social media to share their thoughts on the video of Tyre Nichols’ arrest.


Nichols died on Jan. 10, three days after authorities said he ran after being pulled over on suspicion of reckless driving, WHBQ-TV reported. Police said officers had two “confrontations” with Nichols and that afterward, he complained of shortness of breath. He was taken to a hospital, where he later died, according to WHBQ.

Five officers fired last week from the Memphis Police Department face murder and other charges in the death of Nichols.

READ: Tyre Nichols death: Memphis Police Department releases video of Nichols’ arrest

See reactions below:

Orange County Sheriff John Mina

Congressman Maxwell Frost

Seminole County Sheriff Dennis Lemma

Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood

Kissimee Police Chief Jeff O’Dell

President Joe Biden

Rep. Anna Eskamani

Check back for more reactions as they come available.

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