The video released by the Memphis Police Department detailing the death of Tyre Nichols is deeply troubling and difficult to watch. The murder of this young man at the hands of five Memphis police officers is felt everywhere including here in our city.

On behalf of the VPD, I extend our sincere, heartfelt condolences to the Nichols’ family, friends and community who are grieving Tyre’s death.

During the days to follow, North America and the policing community will watch closely as the City of Memphis tries to understand what took place and brings those responsible to justice. I stand with police and community leaders everywhere to condemn this murder, and I support the swift and decisive actions of the Memphis Police in firing and criminally charging the men involved.

The dedicated men and women of the VPD will continue to serve the people of Vancouver with compassion, honour and integrity. We will work with community to heal from the senseless and appalling death of Tyre Nichols.