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Tyre Nichols' funeral delayed: What to know

The funeral has been delayed to 1 p.m. CST for Wednesday, Feb. 1, at Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church, located at 70 N Bellevue Blvd.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Funeral services for Tyre Nichols are delayed to 1 p.m. CST Wednesday, Feb. 1. The service will be held at Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church in Memphis located at 70 N Bellevue Blvd.

Several high-profile people are expected to attend the service, including Vice President Kamala Harris and Rev. Al Sharpton, who is set to deliver the eulogy, according to Sharpton’s National Action Network (NAN). 

Attorney Ben Crump, who is representing Nichols' family, is set to deliver a call to action.

To view the full funeral program, click, here.

Vice President Harris released a statement on her social media channels shortly after the video release from the Jan. 7 traffic stop, saying Nichols should have been able to go home that night.

President Joe Biden made his own remarks, saying he was "outraged and deeply pained" to see the video.  

Nichols died three days after the traffic stop by Memphis Police on January 10, MPD said. Five Memphis Police officers were fired and later charged with murder in Nichols' death.

Word of the funeral comes after Rev. Sharpton issued a statement demanding “swift charges” for the officers involved.

Nichols' step-father, Rodney Wells, spoke at a vigil on Monday.

"This is very difficult. Losing a son is the hardest thing I've ever done in my life," Wells said. "To stand up here every day and try to put on this face is difficult, but we have to do it." 

The Memphis bridges over the Mississippi River will light up to honor the memory of Tyre Nichols Wednesday evening, following his funeral services that morning.

The Mighty Lights will glow red and gold, the colors of the San Francisco 49ers, which organizers said was Nichol’s favorite sports team. They said the lights on the Big River Crossing and the I-40 Hernando de Soto Bridge will be lit up beginning at sundown Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023.

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