Demonstrators march through downtown Memphis to protest the death of Tyre Nichols. (Getty Images)
More Officers Implicated
The investigation into the tragic death of Tyre Nichols at the hands of Memphis police now involves a sixth and seventh officer, one of whom is a white man named Preston Hemphill. Activists say that video footage shows Hemphill tasing Nichols and even encouraging the assault. Both officers have been relieved of duty, but the fact that neither has yet been charged with any crimes is fueling outrage. Here’s what we know about the rapidly escalating investigation.
More fallout: Two emergency medical technicians and a fire department lieutenant have also lost their jobs after they “failed to conduct an adequate patient assessment of Mr. Nichols” based on the call they received and what they were told at the scene.
SCORPION cut: Another aspect of the Memphis Police Department has been upheaved: The SCORPION unit is officially gone. The five officers charged with Nichols’ death were members of this controversial squad, launched last year to combat the rise in violent crime.
A mother mourns: The official GoFundMe for Nichols’ family has now surpassed $1.2 million. Nichols’ mother, RowVaughn Wells, shared the heartbreaking way she’s going to use that money to honor her son’s legacy.
Penny Marshall (L) and Cindy Williams (R) (Getty Images)
RIP: Cindy Williams, the beloved star of Happy Days spinoff Laverne & Shirley, has died aged 75. Her assistant told The New York Times that she'd died "peacefully" after a short illness. Williams starred in the sitcom from 1976 to 1983, playing a young woman working in a Milwaukee brewery in the 1950s alongside co-star Penny Marshall. Her two children Emily and Zak Hudson described their mother yesterday as a “glittering spirit.”
The next phase: President Biden plans to end the Covid-19 health emergency this spring, with existing declarations expiring after May 11. The move comes in response to two bills from the GOP-controlled House, and it means that much of the Covid-related care that has been free to millions of Americans up until now won't be anymore. The White House hopes that a few months' notice will give health care providers time to prepare for the transition.
A glimmer of hope: The IMF said on Monday that while the global economy will probably slow this year, it's hopeful that output will be more resilient than was previously feared, so we should avoid a global recession. The fund still cautioned banks not to get complacent in their battle against inflation, but signaled that there was cause for hope if they "continue their efforts."
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