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2 EMTs had their licenses suspended for failing to give critical care to Tyre Nichols after he was beaten by police

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  • A Tennesse medical board suspended two EMTs for failing to provide life-saving medical care to Tyre Nichols.
  • The Memphis Fire Department had already fired the first responders earlier this week.
  • Tyre Nichols died in the hospital three days after being beaten by five Memphis police officers now charged with murder.

Two EMTs working for the Memphis Fire Department had their licenses suspended for failing to provide critical care to Tyre Nichols after he was beaten by police, according to multiple reports. 

The AP reported that a medical board in Tennessee voted to suspend the two first responders, Robert Long and JaMichael Sandridge, on Friday after they were fired earlier this week.

One board member, Sullivan Smith, said it was obvious that Nichols “was in terrible distress and needed help…And they failed to provide that help. They were his best shot, and they failed to help,” according to the AP. 

The Tennessean reported that the board watched a 19-minute video showing the EMTs pacing and standing around as Nichols collapses and writhes on the ground.

Tyre Nichols died in the hospital three days after being beaten by five Memphis police officers. The five cops were later fired and are now charged with murder.

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