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Sat Mar 18, 2023, 08:07 PM

Supervisor in Tyre Nichols' death retired before firing

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) ó The Memphis police supervisor on scene when Tyre Nichols was beaten to death by officers retired with his benefits the day before a hearing to fire him, according to documents filed to revoke his law enforcement certification.

Lt. DeWayne Smith was identified Friday in records obtained by media outlets as the officer that officials said earlier this month had retired before his termination hearing.

Some Memphis City Council members were upset an officer was allowed to retire before steps could be taken to fire them, including the council's vice-chairman JB Smiley Jr., who said it didnít seem fair that the then-unidentified officer could keep pension and other benefits.

ďI just donít like the fact that his parents are paying this officer to go on and live and thatís troubling,Ē Smiley said.


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MichMan Mar 19 #1

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Sun Mar 19, 2023, 12:08 AM

1. How can you order someone not to retire if they are otherwise eligible?

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