March 26, 2023

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Revokes Membership of Memphis Police Officers Responsible for Tyre Nichols’ Death

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. has revoked the membership of the cops accountable for the demise of Tyre Nichols.

On Tuesday, the group launched an official assertion concerning the current incident involving 5 Memphis cops and Tyre Nichols. Within the assertion, the group expressed condolences for the Nichols household and shared that the three Omega Psi Phi officers have been not an element of the group. The boys embody Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, and Emmitt Martin III.

“Effective immediately, the Fraternity has revoked the membership of the three former Memphis police officers and all related privileges they may have enjoyed as members of our Fraternity,” the assertion learn.

The group additionally talked about that the video footage from the deadly incident confirmed the officers “not only violated our moral sensibilities but also transgressed our Fraternal and established Code of Conduct.”

Earlier than ending the assertion, the fraternity reminded the general public of the “transformational” variations its energetic members have made inside the Memphis group.

“The efforts of our members to foster positive change and to make a profound difference throughout the Memphis community and beyond have been meaningful and tangible,” the assertion continued. “The men of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated will continue to do the critically needed work to make a transformational difference in the communities in which they work and live.”

The assertion comes just some days after the fraternity acquired backlash for its preliminary response. Social media customers shortly referred to as out the group saying the assertion didn’t embody disciplinary actions in opposition to the officers.

As we’ve beforehand reported, Taddarius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Emmitt Martin III, Desmond Mills Jr., and Justin Smith have been fired ten days after Nichols’ demise. The officers are going through two counts of official misconduct, one depend of official oppression, one depend of second-degree homicide, one depend of aggravated assault and two counts of aggravated kidnapping.