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UFCW International Statement on the Release of Video from Deadly Police Beating of Tyre Nichols in Memphis

January 28, 2023 Updated: January 30, 2023

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), which represents 1.3 million workers in grocery stores, meatpacking plants, and other essential industries across North America, released the following statement regarding footage from the deadly police beating of Tyre Nichols in Memphis, TN.  

UFCW International President Marc Perrone released the following statement: 

“The videos released today of the deadly police beating of Tyre Nichols in Memphis are shocking, disgusting, and should outrage every American.  

“For too long we have seen those entrusted to protect us use vicious force, and this is another horrific example that we must witness. This madness must end. The death of Tyre Nichols was an act of brutal violence. Not only should the police officers be held accountable, it must serve as the final wakeup call that our policing must change before another life is lost.  

“Words alone cannot do justice or provide enough sympathy to the family of Tyre Nichols who must live with the loss and pain of this evil and senseless act.” 


The UFCW is the largest private sector union in the United States. UFCW International represents 1.3 million professionals and their families in healthcare, grocery stores, meatpacking, food processing, retail shops and other industries. Our members serve our communities in all 50 states, Canada and Puerto Rico. Learn more about the UFCW at ufcw.org.

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