Body camera footage in the Tire Nichols case is expected to be released next week, the district attorney said after allowing the family to privately view the traffic stop that preceded Nichols’ hospitalization and death.

Five officers involved in the Jan. 7 traffic stop were fired Friday, following an administrative investigation that found the officers violated various department policies, Memphis Police Chief CJ Davis said in a statement. The investigation found violations by officers, including policies on the use of excessive force, the duty to intervene, and the duty to render assistance.

Memphis police and city officials confirmed they met with Nichols’ family Monday morning to view the footage. Shelby County District Attorney Steve Mulroy said he anticipated footage from the case to be released «this week or next.»

«Transparency remains a priority in this incident, and a premature release could negatively affect the criminal investigation and judicial process,» Davis added in a statement.

Attorneys Ben Crump and Antonio Romanucci, who are representing the Nichols family, said in a joint statement Friday that the video of the arrest will provide «clarity as to what led to the loss of this young man, father and son.»

«We will continue to demand transparency and accountability in this case, and we will not stop until we achieve full justice for Tire and his family,» the attorneys said.

Nichols’ family scheduled a press conference to follow the video display of the traffic stop.

The police department and the mayor’s office issued a joint statement last week that said the body camera footage would be released to the public after the internal investigation was concluded and the family could view it in private.

Family members and local activists hold a rally for Tire Nichols at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee, on January 16, 2023.Mark Weber/Daily Memphis via AP

Details of what happened between Nichols and the five officers have been scant.

Police said in an initial statement after the Jan. 7 arrest that Nichols had been pulled over for reckless driving, fled officers on foot and a «confrontation» ensued as officers attempted to arrest Nichols.

Nichols complained of having difficulty breathing and was taken to hospital in critical condition. A cause of death has not been released.

A photo provided by her stepfather, Rodney Wells, showed Nichols in the hospital with blood on her face and what appeared to be a swollen eye.

Nichols tire.
Nichols tire.courtesy family

Nichols’ case is being investigated by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Justice Department, which announced it would launch a civil rights investigation into the traffic stop.

Authorities identified the officers Friday as Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Emmitt Martin III, Desmond Mills Jr. and Justin Smith.

NBC News was unable to reach the officers for comment following their firing on Friday.

In an emailed statement, Memphis Police Association president Lt. Essica Cage-Rosario cited an ongoing criminal investigation into Nichols’ death and declined to comment on the officers’ firing.

«The citizens of Memphis and, more importantly, the family of Mr. Nichols deserve to know the full account of the events leading up to his death and what may have contributed to it,» he said.