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Videos like the Tyre Nichols footage can be traumatic. An expert shares ways to cope []


By Juliana Kim, Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images, National Public Radio, January 27, 2023

Video footage of the moments leading up to Tyre Nichols' death, for which five Memphis police officers have been charged,is expected to be released later Friday.

Monnica Williams, a clinical psychologist and expert on race-based trauma, said videos containing violence and death are incredibly stressful and should be viewed sparingly.

"Seeing things that happen like this to other people from your community broadly can have some traumatizing effects, especially if you're part of a stigmatized of minoritized group that's often dealing with trauma like this," Williams told NPR.

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