MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Police announced on Saturday they have permanently disbanded the SCORPION unit.

In response to the tragic death of Tyre Nichols, Chief CJ Davis said “it is in the best interest of all to permanently deactivate the SCORPION Unit.”

MPD said that officers that are currently assigned to the unit “unreservedly agree” with the steps the department is taking.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.