WASHINGTON—United States Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN) today released the following statement after the release of Tyre Nichols footage:
“Like so many across our state and nation, I am deeply disturbed by the video footage released this evening. My prayers are with Tyre Nichols’ family as they endure unimaginable grief.
“My team and I have been closely monitoring the situation and are in contact with community leaders, local officials, and Governor Lee’s office. At the federal level, I have asked the Department of Justice and FBI to keep my office apprised of their ongoing investigations.
“The criminal justice system must swiftly pursue accountability. I echo Governor Lee in urging a full, independent investigation to determine what happened and how to prevent such misconduct from ever happening again.
“My priority remains the community of Memphis and its citizens during this difficult time.”