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Mayor Keller on the Murder of Tyre Nichols

Mayor Tim Keller issued the following statement on the murder of Tyre Nichols by Memphis police:

Jan 27, 2023

“Tyre Nichols was a beloved father, son, and friend. His murder has left us with outrage and grief. We must continue to fight racism and brutality in our communities.

In Memphis, the officers involved have been charged with second-degree murder. This is a step towards accountability, but it does not bring back the life that was lost. 

This tragedy is a terrible reminder that there is still work to do to keep people safe and build systems that serve and protect everyone. Here in Albuquerque, we have been doing the important work to try and rebuild trust between our own police department and the community. We will continue on our mission to create lasting reform, to provide the right response at the right time,” said Mayor Tim Keller.