The contemporary talks over Black Lives Matter Movement across the world have made the violence against Black Americans a major issue across the world. Recently, Tyre Nichols’ case has revamped the discourse on social media platforms. The given case is more interesting in the sense that all the perpetrators of violence are black themselves, namely- Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Emmitt Martin III, Desmond Mills Jr., and Justin Smith.

After the George Floyd murder in Minneapolis, America has been shook once again with another video of police brutality. Investigations have found that the five police officers have violated department policy on the use of force.

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Who is Emmitt Martin III?

Emmitt Martin III is one of the five police officers charged with second degree murder in the Tyre Nichols case. 30-years-old Martin joined the Memphis Police Department in March 2018. He studied at the Bethel University in Minnesota.

His social media handles show that he has a daughter and was never known for such violent acts. His close friend from Bethel have also reportedly remarked that the man depicted in court papers “is not the man I know”. Martin was known for his football skills in college.

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Emmitt Martin was released on Friday afternoon, after paying a bond of $250,000. His lawyer, William Massey, have reportedly stated that the police officers did not intend for Nicholas to be killed.

Martin was part of the Scorpion unit, an anti-violence unit that intend to maintain peace in the neighbourhoods. However, the video recorded the heinous acts committed by Martin shocked everyone and questioned the authority and efficiency of such units once again.