MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Monday marks what would have been Tyre Nichols’ 30th birthday, and there will be a celebration honoring him.
The event took place at Fourth Bluff Park in Downtown Memphis at 6 p.m. Monday.
For the celebration, Front Street was blocked off and turned into a skate park– as this was Tyre’s favorite activity.
There was live music, food trucks, poetry and much more to honor him.
Nichols died three days after five former Memphis Police officers beat him in a traffic stop that was caught on video.
Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Emmitt Martin III, Desmond Mills Jr., and Justin Smith were all terminated by the Memphis Police Department on January 21.
They are charged with second-degree murder, aggravated assault, and aggravated kidnapping. The unit those officers belonged to, known as the SCORPION Unit, was disbanded shortly after Nichols’ death.