News Release - Statement from Mayor Malik D. Evans and Police Chief David Smith Regarding Body Worn Camera Footage from Memphis, Tenn.

City of Rochester

News Release

(Friday, Jan. 27, 2023) – We are shocked and horrified by the Body Worn Camera footage released today of the brutal beating and alleged murder of a 29-year-old Black man by five Memphis police officers.

Our prayers are with the family of Tyre Nichols and the people of Memphis. But they are also with the people of Rochester – as always. We are all outraged by the depravity captured on this footage, and pray that our city’s response to these images will be peaceful and productive.

This Administration and the Rochester Police Department are working tirelessly to establish a higher level of trust between our officers and community because we recognize that trust is a vital component of the peace we are working so hard to achieve.