Previously, news surfaced noting multiple former Memphis police officers were charged with the death of 29-year-old Black motorist Tyre Nichols. From there, the city of Memphis released the graphic body cam footage of the police beating Nichols. Now, Vice President Kamala Harris has reacted to the tragic news, issuing a statement in the process. 

Via social media, Harris went on to say, “Tyre Nichols should have made it home to his family. Yet tonight, once again, America mourns a life brutally cut short at the hands of those sworn to protect and serve.”

Harris’ statement continued, “The persistent issue of police misconduct and use of excessive force in America must end now.” The Vice President concluded by urging Congress to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. Take a look at the complete statement above. 

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