Paul Mauro: The Five MPD Officers’ Behavior Toward Tyre Nichols Was Poisoned From The Get Go

Retired NYPD inspector Paul Mauro joins Fox Across America With Jimmy Failla to share his thoughts on the hostile actions of the five Memphis police officers who brutally beat 29-year-old Tyre Nichols following a traffic stop.

“Everything was done wrong here. They go in. I don’t know what it is he did that so infuriated them. But this is a car stop. I mean, conceivably it was going to be a summons. And they go right up on the car. The first guy rips them out of the car. I mean, you were already at DEFCON five. He’s screaming. In fact, and it was a point I made on the air the other day, the only person that seems to be cognizant of any sense of de-escalation is the victim. Tyre Nichols is the only person who seems to want to de-escalate. So they went in tremendously hot. You know, the paradigm in policing they teach you is when you need to get compliance, is ask, tell, make. And that’s an effective sort of maxim to have in your head because it’s very easy to remember. Start with ask, you know, now you don’t always start with ask if it’s a hot situation somebody’s shooting or something. But in a situation like this, you’re going to ask for compliance. Then when you’re not getting it, as long as you’re legally in the right, you can tell and then you can force compliance, depending on what the circumstances are, let’s say a trespass or something. In this case, there’s no ask, there’s no tell, there’s just make. They go right up, he rips them out of the car. It’s going to be bad from the get go.”

Paul also explains why he does not believe it would be a good idea for the Department of Justice to get involved in this investigation. Listen to the podcast to hear what else he had to say!