COLTON – California State Assembly Majority Eloise Reyes (D- Colton) issued the following statement on the release of the footage of the death of Tyre Nichols:
“Tyre Nichols should still be alive.
He did not deserve to die. This was a routine traffic stop that ended with senseless violence and death. The body cam and street cam footage create deep heartbreak and outrage. This was another example of systemic racism against an unarmed Black man.
To Tyre’s family, friends and community, I wish you comfort in these days of mourning. We stand in solidarity.
Tyre’s family has called for no vengeance. The community has called for swift justice. May both be so. And may we remember Tyre for the life he lived, taken far too soon.”
Press contact: Jenn Hardy | Jenn.Hardy@asm.ca.gov | 949-402-8179