MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG) — The Shelby County District Attorney’s Office reportedly dropped cases that were worked by the five former officers who were charged in the death of Tyre Nichols.
The DA’s office announced Thursday at least 30 of the criminal cases involving former officers Tadarrius Bean, Justin Smith, Desmond Mills, Demetrius Haley, and Emmit Martin have been dropped.
All five officers have been charged with second-degree murder in the Nichols case. They’re also charged with aggravated assault, two counts of aggravated kidnapping, two counts of official misconduct, and official oppression.
The DA’s office reportedly began reviewing the officers’ cases following their indictment and ultimately reviewed nearly 100 cases.
In addition to the dropped cases, the DA’s office says charges were reduced in about a dozen cases.
The next court date for the five officers is August 18.