Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. has revoked the membership of the police officers responsible for the death of Tyre Nichols.
On Tuesday, the organization released an official statement regarding the recent incident involving five Memphis police officers and Tyre Nichols. In the statement, the organization expressed condolences for the Nichols family and shared that the three Omega Psi Phi officers were no longer a part of the organization. The men include Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, and Emmitt Martin III.
“Effective immediately, the Fraternity has revoked the membership of the three former Memphis police officers and all related privileges they may have enjoyed as members of our Fraternity,” the statement read.
Omega Psi Phi has released this statement making clear that the three former Memphis police officers involved in #TyreNichols death have had their memberships revoked.
The statement is published to the fraternity’s official website.#OmegaPsiPhi pic.twitter.com/2TZTa8Rb0K
— Watch The Yard (@watchtheyard) February 2, 2023
The organization also mentioned that the video footage from the fatal incident showed the officers “not only violated our moral sensibilities but also transgressed our Fraternal and established Code of Conduct.”
Before ending the statement, the fraternity reminded the public of the “transformational” differences its active members have made within the Memphis community.
“The efforts of our members to foster positive change and to make a profound difference throughout the Memphis community and beyond have been meaningful and tangible,” the statement continued. “The men of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated will continue to do the critically needed work to make a transformational difference in the communities in which they work and live.”
The statement comes just a few days after the fraternity received backlash for its initial response. Social media users quickly called out the organization saying the statement didn’t include disciplinary actions against the officers.
As we’ve previously reported, Taddarius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Emmitt Martin III, Desmond Mills Jr., and Justin Smith were fired ten days after Nichols’ death. The officers are facing two counts of official misconduct, one count of official oppression, one count of second-degree murder, one count of aggravated assault and two counts of aggravated kidnapping.