Over the last several days I have had the chance to reflect on the actions of the five former Memphis police officers that were involved in the death of Tyre Nichols. I am horrified by what occurred earlier this month, and the failure of anyone at the scene to intervene or render aid. I wish to express my deepest condolences to all Mr. Nichols’ loved ones and the Memphis community.
This kind of brutality has no place in policing. The criminal actions of these former officers does not reflect the service provided by all of those in law enforcement across the country, and here locally, who serve their communities with the highest levels of integrity and respect.
I want to assure our community that the Brighton Police Department remains committed to our organizational values, which include service without prejudice, human life and dignity, and maintaining high ethical standards. I want you to know that we are wholeheartedly dedicated to consistent and fair application of the law, and we will continue to work in partnership with our community to build relationships based on trust and integrity. While these can be difficult conversations to have, we are here to answer any questions you may have about our department with openness and honesty.
Chief of Police