Autopsy results determined Tyre Nichols died of blunt force trauma after a violent encounter with cops just yards from his Memphis home, lawyers for the family say.
The 29-year-old Nichols died Jan. 10, three days after five Memphis police officers repeatedly punched and kicked him during a traffic stop.
In a statement shared with the Post Wednesday night, lawyers Ben Crump and Antonio Romanucci said the medical examiner’s report found the father of one “died from blunt force trauma and the manner of death was homicide.”
“The official autopsy report further propels our commitment to seeking justice for this senseless tragedy,” the lawyers wrote on behalf of Nichols’ heartbroken loved ones, who were briefed on the results by Shelby County district attorney Steve Mulroy earlier Wednesday.
Crump, a high-powered civil rights attorney, previously compared Nichols’ beating to that of Rodney King in 1991.
The five officers – who were fired and charged with second-degree murder – treated the FedEx worker like a “human piñata,” Crump lamented in January.
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