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5 ex-Memphis officers to be arraigned together Feb. 17

The officers involved — Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Emmitt Martin III, Desmond Mills Jr. and Justin Smith

Five former Memphis police officers charged with killing Tyre Nichols will be arraigned together Feb. 17, court records show.

Desmond Mills Jr., Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Emmitt Martin III and Justin Smith were charged with second-degree murder, aggravated assault, aggravated kidnapping, official misconduct and official oppression in connection with a Jan. 7 traffic stop that resulted in Nichols’ death.

Video footage released Friday night showed officers beating, punching and kicking the 29-year-old. Nichols died at the hospital on Jan. 10.

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The arraignment is scheduled for 9 a.m. at a Shelby County, Tennessee, court.

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