Watch Tyre Nichols funeral service livestream Wednesday
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG) — The funeral for Tire Nichols, the 29-year-old motorist who died after a brutal police stop was held in Memphis on Wednesday, with Rev. Al Sharpton set to deliver the eulogy.
You can watch the service live here starting at 1:00pm (CT) / 2:00pm (EST). Note that the time has been changed from 10:30am
Nichols is buried at Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church, 70 N. Bellevue Blvd. in Memphis.
Ben Crump, attorney for the Nichols family, will deliver a “call to action” at a service led by Rev. J. Lawrence Turner. Vice President Kamala Harris will attend, the White House confirmed.
Vice President Kamala Harris attends Tire Nichols’ funeral in Memphis
Nichols was pepper sprayed, punched and kicked after running from a traffic stop to his parents’ home in southeast Memphis on the night of January 7. He died three days later in a hospital with serious injuries.
Five former Memphis police officers have been fired and charged with second-degree murder. Two others were relieved of duty, along with two deputy sheriffs. Three firefighters who responded were also fired.
On Tuesday night, Nichols’ family met with community activists and religious leaders, including Rev. Al Sharpton, at the Memphis church where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous mountaintop speech on the eve of his assassination, and called for unity and change.
Family and leaders call for police reform ahead of Tire Nichols’ funeral
“We have a long fight ahead of us, but we have to stay strong, so ‘Justice for Tyre’. Justice for Tyre,'” said Nichols’ stepfather, Rodney Wells.