Donald Trump has described the fatal beating of Tyre Nichols as “horrible” and says that it “never should have happened.” 

The former president’s comments came one day after the city of Memphis publicly released video footage of the attack earlier this month. 

Meanwhile, the five former police officers charged in the killing of Tyre Nichols will be arraigned in mid-February. 

Court records show they are scheduled to appear for a “bond arraignment” on February 17, Fox News reported on Sunday. 

Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Emmitt Martin III, Desmond Mills Jr, and Justin Smith have all since been fired from their positions.

And the specialized Scorpion unit to which they belonged has been disbanded. 

Their arraignment hearing will be presided over by Shelby County criminal court Judge James Jones.