Bloomfield High School alumnus among the officers charged in deadly Memphis beating case

Bodycam footage of the murder of Tyre Nichols will be released this evening.
Published: Jan. 27, 2023 at 1:05 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 27, 2023 at 5:24 PM EST
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BLOOMFIELD, CT (WFSB) - One of the five Memphis officers charged in the beating death of a Black man is from Connecticut.

Channel 3 has learned that Desmond Mills Jr. graduated from Bloomfield High School in 2008.

Mills and four other officers, all of whom are also Black, were charged on Thursday with murdering Tyre Nichols.

Bloomfield Public Schools released a statement on the case.

Nichols, 29, died three days after a confrontation with the officers during a traffic stop on Jan. 7.

Nichols’ family and lawyers said video footage shows officers savagely beating him for three minutes in an assault that the legal team likened to the infamous 1991 police beating of Rodney King in Los Angeles.