Authorities investigate man's death following arrest during traffic stop

Authorities are investigating the recent death of a man following a confrontation with police officers during a traffic stop in Memphis. Tyre Nichols, 29, of

Memphis, was arrested on the evening of Jan. 7 after officers attempted to make a traffic stop for reckless driving near the area of Raines Road and Ross Road, according to

separate press releases from the Memphis Police Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. A confrontation unfolded as the officers approached Nichols, who ran away.

Another confrontation occurred when the officers pursued Nichols and ultimately apprehended him, police said. After the incident, Nichols "complained of having a

shortness of breath" and was transported by ambulance to Memphis' St. Francis Hospital in critical condition, according to police.MORE: 5 Louisiana officers charged after

deadly arrest of unarmed Black man in 2019 Due to Nichols' condition, the Shelby County District Attorney's Office was contacted and TBI special agents were subsequently

requested to conduct a use-of-force investigation, according to the TBI. The Memphis Police Department said at the time that the "officers involved will be routinely

relieved of duty pending the outcome of" the TBI's investigation. Nichols "succumbed to his injuries" on Jan. 10, the TBI said. The death of Nichols, who is Black, has

sparked protests outside the Memphis police station on Ridgeway Road, with calls to release footage from the officer-worn body cameras. Five days later, the Memphis Police

Department announced that it had "immediately" launched "its own administrative investigation concerning policy violations" amid the TBI's ongoing probe.