City of Santa Fe Statement On The Death of Tyre Nichols | City of Santa Fe

City of Santa Fe Statement On The Death of Tyre Nichols

27 Jan, 2023


Santa Fe, NM – January 27, 2023, In response to the killing of Tyre Nichols, Mayor Alan Webber states, “I’m disgusted and appalled by what happened to Tyre Nichols. That’s not policing. That’s police brutality. The vast majority of law enforcement officers are good people who do good work to keep us safe. But there is no room in public safety for brutality, and any who engages in that kind of policing must be held accountable. I’m proud of the people serving in our City’s police department, and I’m grateful for Chief Paul Joye’s thoughtful, deliberate and honest leadership. We all stand up together against what happened in Memphis and any place that policing goes wrong.”

Chief Paul Joye adds, "The core value of our profession is to protect and preserve life. The horrific beating and killing of Tyre Nichols at the hands of individuals who have blatantly betrayed their oath to protect life is beyond sickening. The individuals responsible have rightly been fired and criminally charged. The Santa Fe Police Department remains committed to working in partnership with our community to ensure dignity, safety, and justice for all."