Photos: Communities around the country react to the release of Tyre Nichols police video

A closeup of a woman with her eyes closed, leaning into a man as he speaks to her
Civil rights lawyer Ben Crump, at a news conference Friday in Memphis, Tenn., speaks with RowVaughn Wells, whose son Tyre Nichols died after being beaten by police officers.
(Gerald Herbert / Associated Press)

Five Memphis police officers were released from jail early Friday after they were charged Thursday with second-degree murder in the brutal beating of Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man, during a Jan. 7 traffic stop in Memphis.

Nichols died in a hospital three days later.

The city of Memphis released nearly an hour of graphic video Friday evening that shows the blow-by-blow of a traffic stop that spiraled into a savage display of force, leaving an American city reeling from police violence once again.

Closeup of a man on a city street, looking up at another person.
Tyre Nichols is removed from his car during a Jan. 7 encounter with Memphis police.
(City of Memphis)
A scrimmage near a police car with a broken front windshield.
NYPD officers arrest a person in a crowd of protesters Friday night after the release of a video showing the fatal beating of Tyre Nichols.
(Michael M. Santiago / Getty Images)
A protester confronts Los Angeles Police officers wearing riot gear.
A protester confronts LAPD officers near City Hall after crowds became unruly following a vigil for Tyre Nichols Friday night.
(Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times)
A man cowers on the ground while being pepper-sprayed and restrained by police.
Tyre Nichols is pepper-sprayed by an officer.
(City of Memphis via Associated Press)

A shadow is cast over picket signs, some with writing "end police terror. jail killer cops."
A shadow of a person is cast over picket signs at the LAPD headquarters in Los Angeles on Saturday when over 50 protesters made their voices heard a day after the release of a video of Tyre Nichols being beaten by Memphis police officers.
(Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
Police officers in riot gears
LAPD officers keep protesters from advancing at an intersection in downtown Los Angeles after crowds became unruly following a vigil for Tyre Nichols.
(Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times)
Police officers restrain a person near parked vehicles on a residential street
Police shine a light on Tyre Nichols after beating him.
(City of Memphis)
Three police officers restrain a young man on a street in New York.
NYPD officers arrest a demonstrator Friday night.
(Michael M. Santiago / Getty Images)
Two people, dressed in black sweatshirts, write "In honor. Tyre Nichols. Keenan Anderson" on the sidewalk
Demonstrators write the names of Tyre Nichols and Keenan Anderson on sidewalk in front of LAPD headquarters just hours after the release of Nichols video showed his beating by Memphis Police.
(Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)

Memphis police   beat and kick  Nichols
Police beat and kick Nichols as another officer readies to hit him with a stick.
(City of Memphis)

A woman looking ahead with her hand to her face, apparently wiping away tears
Viola Gray of Los Angeles wipes away a tear Friday while watching the beating video at the Leimert Park Community Building.
(Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
LAPD protects an intersection with City Hall building in background.
LAPD officers lines the intersection near City Hall Friday night.
(Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times)
A man on the ground next to a police cruiser is being treated by two medics.
After being propped up against a police cruiser, Tyre Nichols slid to the ground as medics arrived.
(City of Memphis via Associated Press)
Television cameras filming a group of people as they watch a screen, appearing shocked
Community leaders react in shock Friday as the video is shown at the Leimert Park Community Building in Los Angeles. Pictured in front from left are Ernest Williams; Najee Ali; Laura King, daughter of Rodney King; Robert Sausedo; and LAPD Deputy Chief Gerald Woodyard.
(Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
After the beating police officers placed Tyre Nichols against a police cruiser.
After the beating police officers placed Tyre Nichols against a police cruiser.
(City of Memphis)
A person closing their eyes while using a megaphone, with city lights in the background
Mikki Chatles sings in Washington on Friday during a demonstration over the police beating death of Tyre Nichols.
(Carolyn Kaster / Associated Press)

Several people protesting in the dark, some with their hands up
Protesters march Friday evening in Memphis, Tenn.
(Gerald Herbert / Associated Press)
A woman holding a sign reading "Blue murders matters" at a protest in the dark
Nadine Seilers of Waldorf, Md., joins a demonstration Friday evening in Lafayette Park, outside the White House.
(Andrew Harnik / Associated Press)
A man speaking into a megaphone in the dark, his breath visible in the cold
The Rev. Andre E. Johnson speaks Thursday night at a candlelight vigil for Tyre Nichols in Memphis.
(Gerald Herbert / Associated Press)
A closeup of a person with a tear-streaked face, surrounded by others outside in the dark
A candlelight vigil in Memphis brings participants to tears on Thursday.
(Gerald Herbert / Associated Press)
A crowd of somber people holding candles as they stand outside in the dark
A somber crowd takes part in Thursday’s candlelight vigil in Memphis.
(Patrick Lantrip / Daily Memphian)
A man with his arms around a weeping woman in front of a poster of an injured man in a hospital bed
Kenyana Dixon, Tyre Nichols’ sister, is comforted Monday during a rally for her brother at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis.
(Mark Weber / Daily Memphian)

A man with a poster of an injured man in a hospital bed, standing somberly with others, including a clergyman.
Family members and supporters of Tyre Nichols take part in a news conference in Memphis on Monday.
(Gerald Herbert / Associated Press)
A smiling young Black man, pictured from the shoulders up in a lilac shirt, striped tie and gray vest
Friends and family say Tyre Nichols, pictured in a family photo, was joyful and lovable and had a passion for photography. Nichols was just minutes from his home in Memphis, Tenn., on Jan. 7 when police pulled his car over and fatally beat him.
(Nichols family)