Police supervisor in Tyre Nichols' death retired before his termination hearing


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…

This story appeared on pbs.org, 2023-03-18.
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