Over the weekend, Governor Wes Moore released a statement on the death of Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old man who died from injuries sustained by police after a traffic stop on January 7 in Memphis, TN:
“It’s difficult not to fight back tears watching this video. The inhumanity that was shown to Tyre Nichols, a young skateboarder and amateur photographer, is intolerable by anybody, but especially by people whose job and responsibility it was to protect him. I’m thankful that the Department of Justice is engaged in this investigation, and these five individuals must be held to account for their barbarism.
I know I speak for all Marylanders as we grieve with Tyre’s family, friends, and community.”
My statement on the killing of Tyre Nichols: pic.twitter.com/XKXw6icpVz
— Governor Wes Moore (@GovWesMoore) January 28, 2023