Rev. Al Sharpton, Founder and President of the National Action Network (NAN), will deliver the eulogy for Tyre Nichols at his funeral in Memphis next Wednesday, with attorney Ben Crump set to deliver a call to action.
It starts at 10:30 a.m. at the Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church, at 70 N Bellevue Blvd in Memphis.
The news comes amid police protests against racist police violence and the arrests of the five Black Memphis police officers who were criminally charged for relentlessly beating Nichols after he fled a traffic stop on January 7.
The 29-year-old father died of his injuries three days later, leaving behind a 4-year-old son.
Attorneys Crump and Antonio Romanucci commissioned an independent autopsy that was conducted last week. In a statement, they said the preliminary findings showed “extensive bleeding caused by a severe beating, and that his observed injuries are consistent with what the family and attorneys witnessed on the video of his fatal encounter with police” earlier this month.
Rev. Al Sharpton, Founder and President of NAN
Ben Crump, Nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney
Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church
70 N Bellevue Blvd
Memphis, TN 38104
Wednesday, February 1, 2023
About National Action Network (NAN)
National Action Network is one of the leading civil rights organizations in the Nation with chapters throughout the entire United States. Founded in 1991 by Reverend Al Sharpton, NAN works within the spirit and tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to promote a modern civil rights agenda that includes the fight for one standard of justice, decency, and equal opportunities for all people regardless of race, religion, nationality, or gender.
For more information go to www.nationalactionnetwork.net.
About Ben Crump Law
Through his work, nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump has spearheaded a legal movement to better protect the rights of marginalized citizens. He has led landscape-changing civil rights cases and represented clients in a wide range of areas including civil rights, personal injury, labor and employment, class actions, and more. Ben Crump Law is dedicated to holding the powerful accountable. For more information, visit www.bencrump.com