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A Memphis commission voted to reinstate Justin Pearson on Wednesday, nearly a week after his banishment for supporting gun control protesters propelled him into the national spotlight.
Heartbreaking new details continued to emerge about the lives of the three adults and three 9-year-old students killed Monday at The Covenant School.
In a separate effort, the U.S. Justice Department will examine the use of specialized police units around the country and produce a guide for chiefs and mayors on their use.
The officers pleaded not guilty to charges of second-degree murder, aggravated assault, aggravated kidnapping, official misconduct and official oppression. They are all out on bond.
Five Memphis officers already had been fired and charged in the Jan. 7 arrest of Nichols, who was Black. He died three days later at a hospital.
The student died at the school, and the officer was taken into surgery after being shot at least once in the upper leg, authorities said. The officer was expected to recover, and no one else was hurt.
Armed officers and an angry crowd faced off after a Tennessee man was fatally shot by U.S. marshals in a working-class Memphis neighborhood.