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Tyre Nichols: Rep. Jim Jordan isNot Convinced to Federal Police Reform is Enough to Mitigate Police Brutality

Former Memphis police officers are seen pulling Tyre Nichols out of his car in this video clip. 
Former Memphis police officers are seen pulling Tyre Nichols out of his car in this video clip. (Photo: Fox News)

Earlier this month, Tyre Nichols was detained for several days and beaten to death. Five Black Memphis police officers are seen on a  video footage violently beating Tyre Nichols.

Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, is a member of the House Oversight and Reform subcommittee on civil rights. Jordan appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press” and gave a statement in regard to the released footage and the statement from Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C.

Rep. Jim Jordan, R-OH, spoke about the recent police brutality in an interview. 

Rep. Jim Jordan, R-OH, spoke about the recent police brutality in an interview. (Photo: Fox News)

Scott said in a statement, “We’ve been here too many times before. We cannot continue down this path. America cannot stand silent. Let it serve as a call to action for every lawmaker in our nation at every level.”

Jordan told NBC “I don’t know if there’s any law that can stop that evil that we saw. What strikes me is just the lack of respect for human life. I don’t know that any law, any training, any reform is gonna change … this man was handcuffed, and they continued to beat him. And I was actually reminded, it’s hard to watch the whole thing, but as I watched it, I was reminded, we have a hearing probably two years ago when George Floyd’s brother came and testified before the Judiciary Committee, and it was one of those moments when fact and truth and emotion all came together.”

According to Fox News, Memphis has already implemented 2020-era police reforms. The reform includes mandating that officers defuse a situation if another officer uses excessive force. Yet, Nichols’ death still happened under the hands of five black former officers: Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Desmond Mills Jr., Emmitt Martin III, and Justin Smith.

A lot of reports have attributed the violence to America’s “institutionalized police culture” and the downgrading of qualifications to join the force.

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