Who is Jamal Dupree? Tyre Nichols' brother hopes Memphis cops who assaulted 29-yr-old 'die'
MEMPHIS, TENNESSE: Tyre Nichols' brother, Jamal Dupree, is reportedly furious at the Memphis Police Department for its negligence and hopes the officers who were allegedly responsible for the death of his brother "die."
The five officers involved in Tyre Nichols' death are Tadarrius Bean, Emmit Martin III, Desmond Mills Jr, Justin Smith, and Demetrius Hailey. All five were reportedly charged with second-degree murder, aggravated assault, aggravated kidnapping, official misconduct, and official oppression. They were released on a bond from Shelby County Prison on Friday, January 27. Bond for Bean, Mills and Smith was set at $250,000 while bond for Haley and Martin was set at $350,000, as reported by Fox 18.
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Who is Jamal Dupree?
Dupree lives in Sacramento and is a digital creator. According to his Facebook profile, he is the CEO and co-owner at Kreative Team Entertainment. He previously worked at Elite Empire HustleGang. In an interview with Fox 40, Dupree said, "You want my truth? … I hope they die." Speaking about the suspected cops' arrests, he said that he was glad that the charges had been pressed but added that that was not enough. He went on to state that he and his family would only be satisfied when they are convicted. "It doesn’t really mean nothing at this time until they’re actually found guilty for the actual charges. There’s a good chance they can walk free from this," he said, adding,"My brother’s last words were screaming for my mom, and they didn’t care."
Dupree has been vocal about his brother's death on Facebook, posting updates on the case. He said in a post, "I’ve been sick to my stomach about all this… Memphis PD y’all really Murdered my baby brother He just wanted to live and take care of his business as young growing man… You guys took that from him SAY HIS NAME!! #JusticeForTyre #LongLiveMyTwin." He also posted a video for his brother that said, "To my little brother I'm sorry I wasn't there to protect you."
Tyre Nichols' last moments
According to Sky News, Nichols first response to the encounter was, "I didn't do anything." In the horrifying bodycam footage, he could be seen calmly saying, "OK, I'm on the ground," as the officers wrestled him down. Then, Nichols said, "You guys are really doing a lot right now. I'm just trying to go home." As the officers continued to yell at him he said, "Stop, I'm not doing anything." Towards the end the footage, Nichols is seen calling out for his mother, screaming, "Mom! Mom!"