January 28, 2023

Delaware Democratic Party Statement on the Killing of Tyre Nichols

Press Release
 Delaware Democratic Party Statement on the Killing of Tyre Nichols
NEW CASTLE – In response to the killing of Tyre Nichols and the charging of the five former police officers who beat him to death, the Delaware Democratic Party issued the following statement:

“Tyre Nichols should be alive today, plain and simple. Our hearts break for his family and friends, who now join the unnecessarily long list of Black communities forced to attend tragically premature funerals due to police violence.

“While the fact that the five police officers who killed Tyre have already been charged is a step in the right direction, some will find this outcome dissatisfying. Firings, arrests, and charges will not reunite Tyre with his mother. Justice goes beyond holding officers accountable after the fact. True justice cannot be achieved until the systems and culture that embolden police officers to brutalize the citizenship that they are sworn to protect are meaningfully reformed. We are committed to working alongside Democrats in Washington and Dover to advocate for and enact policies that help law enforcement better serve the public.”