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VP Kamala Harris pays tribute to Tyre Nichols

Five days after the city of Memphis made videos of the vicious police beating of Tyre Nichols on January 7, public burial service was held for him.

The funeral service for Tyre Nichols began at the Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church at at 1 p.m. local time.

According to her office, Vice President Kamala Harris will attend the funeral, while the Rev. Al Sharpton will give the eulogy.

The Scorpion unit of the Memphis Police Department, which contained the five terminated officers accused of second-degree murder, has been indefinitely inactive since the release.

The fallout has also reached other agencies, including the Memphis Fire Department, which terminated three EMTs.

Two additional Memphis police officers have also been relieved of their duties.

Vice President Kamala Harris who spoke at the service condemned police violence that led to Nichols’ death.

This violent act was not in pursuit of public safety, Was he not also entitled to the right to be safe?” she said.

“Tyre Nichols should’ve been safe,” she said.

She demanded Congress pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.

We should not delay and we will not be denied, it is nonnegotiable.”

You have been extraordinary in terms of your strength, your courage and your grace, and we mourn with you and the people of our country mourn with you.” Kamala Harris told Nichols’ parents.

Writing by Adeniyi Bakare; editing by Julian Osamoto