*A coalition of Los Angeles civil rights leaders is calling for community members to stop by to watch the video of the vicious beating of Tyre Nichols to death by 5 former Memphis Police officers Friday evening at 4pm Pacific.
The coalition says that watching it together as a community will allow for an easier way to heal. After the video is shown, community leaders and residents will be available for their reactions.
But first, the coalition will hold a press conference to speak on and preview the event. Scroll down for the who, what, when, and where of the event
Lora Dene King the daughter of Rodney King and CEO of the Rodney King Foundation sent a statement concerning Nichols and his death by 5 the now ex-Memphis Police Officers who are also charged with his murder.
“This is extremely sickening. We should not have to witness such things in this world over and over with different names behind the hashtags. Watching these types of videos has become very disturbing. It triggers past beatings often in comparison to my father’s brutal 1991 beating with the L.A.P.D.”
Ms. King added: “This is something I will never understand. I wish to send the family God’s Grace and mercy and strength to keep his legacy and good deeds alive as well. I am happy to know he loved skateboarding like my father. I hope his family finds strength in the days to come.”
Lora Dene King will also be present for the (4pm Pacific) screening of the Tyre Nichols beating video. The address is the same as the (9am Pacific) press conference which is immediately below.
Press conference on the beating of Tyre Nichols
Friday, January 27
Meeting to watch the video of the beating of Tyre Nichols
Friday, January 27
Location for both: Community Build Leimert Park
4305 Degnan Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90008
Sponsored by Community Build, Project Islamic Hope, and a coalition of leaders.