Memphis Fire Department fires three firefighters in the ongoing death probe of Tyre Nichols
The Memphis fire department fired three of its fighters on January 30 as part of its ongoing investigation into the murder of Tyre Nichols after concluding they violated several policies and protocols.
Fire department officials said they fired Robert Long, JaMicheal Sandridge, and Lieutenant Michelle Walker, driver of the Engine 55 fire truck.
Long is a basic EMT, and Sandridge is an EMT. Walker remained seated in the truck.
Nichols was handcuffed and propped against a police vehicle. On-scene fire department personnel failed to conduct an adequate investigation, fire officials said. Later, they called an ambulance that was dispatched at 8:46 p.m., and it did not arrive until 8:55 p.m.
An ambulance drove Nichols to St. Francis Hospital, arriving at 9:08 p.m. He was admitted to the hospital on January 17 and died there three days later.
Now-former Memphis cops were arrested for his brutal beating.