Memphis Deactivates SCORPION Unit After Tyre Nichols' Death, Sixth Officer Has Been Suspended
The officers charged with the murder of Nichols all belonged to the special anti-crime unit that had gained a reputation for violence.
January 30, 2023 at 5:44 pm
The Memphis Police Department announced Saturday that it was getting rid of its SCORPION crimefighting unit.
As reported by NBC News, this decision comes in the wake of five Memphis police officers — all members of the SCORPION unit — being fired and charged with murder for the beating death of Tyre Nichols. In addition, it was announced Monday that a sixth officer had been suspended in connection to the fatal beating. However, he has not been charged with murder.