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As parents prepare to attend Biden's State of the Union address, Tyre Nichols - live, Trump condemns a "terrible" death.

Malek Sherif
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Three days after being stopped for a traffic violation, a 29-year-old black man died, prompting Ben Crump to urge for federal legislation to end police homicides.

The Congressional Black Caucus sent an invitation to Tyre Nichols' parents, RowVaughn and Rodney Wells, to attend Joe Biden's State of the Union speech the following week.

Steven Horsford, the caucus chairman, said that he called Nichols' parents "to first convey our sympathies to them, to let them know that we stand with them, and to ask them what they want from us at this time."

In the meanwhile, Donald Trump has called Tyre Nichols' death beating "awful" and asserted that it "never should have occurred."

The five former police officers who have been accused of murdering Tyre Nichols will go on trial in the middle of February. According to court documents, they must show up for a "bond arraignment" on February 17, according to a story on Fox News on Sunday.

Since then, the specialised Scorpion unit to which Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Emmitt Martin III, Desmond Mills Jr., and Justin Smith belonged has been disbanded, and all of them have been sacked from their jobs.

The announcement was made as Ben Crump, the family's lawyer, urged for federal change to halt the pattern of black males being killed by police.

The way five police officers were accused of the "heinous" murder of Tyre Nichols was described as "a failure of fundamental humanity."

After breaking several departmental rules in Tyre Nichols' death, and as criminal and civil rights investigations are underway, five Memphis police officers have been dismissed. reports Gustaf Kilander

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