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Mayor Gloria, Chief Nisleit Condemn Memphis Police Killing of Tyre Nichols

Jan. 27, 2023


SAN DIEGO Mayor Todd Gloria and Police Chief David Nisleit released the following statement on the killing of Tyre Nichols by five Memphis police officers:

The City of San Diego shares in the grief and outrage felt across the country stemming from the brutal murder of Tyre Nichols in Memphis, Tennessee. We join his family in their mourning and their demand for full justice and accountability for the former police officers who committed this atrocious crime.

We inclusive of our entire San Diego Police Department condemn this betrayal of the badge and the public trust, and we support the firing and prosecution of the officers involved.

What happened in Memphis will never be tolerated in San Diego. Our Police Department and its officers will continue to treat everyone with dignity and respect while keeping our communities safe.

While the feelings of anger and outrage are understandable in this moment, we urge San Diegans to promote peace during this time. This is not a time for chaos, destruction, or more violence but rather is a call for us to unite, comfort all those who need it and recommit ourselves to ensuring a fair and impartial criminal justice system.