Thursday, August 11, 2022

Six Atlanta Police Officers Charged Over Excessive Force on College Students [VIDEO]

DA Charges Six Atlanta Police Officers Over Excessive Force on College Students [VIDEO]
One of six Atlanta cops involved in illegal stop/arrest (screenshot)
*Six Atlanta police officers have been charged after pulling two Atlanta University Center students out of a car, smashing its windows and using a stun gun during an arrest amid protests over the death of George Floyd

CBS 46 cameras captured the officer’s use of excessive force on 22-year-old Morehouse graduate Messiah Young and his girlfriend, 20-year-old Spellman student Teniyah Pilgrim. 

Here’s more from blavity.com:

Teniyah was tased and yanked from the vehicle and slammed to the ground and cuffed. Officers busted out the driver’s side window and began excessively tasing Messiah.

Messiah was then yanked from the car to the ground and cuffed. He says police punched him about 10 times while he was on the ground.

Young was charged with fleeing the scene and driving on an expired license, but Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms ordered those charges to be dropped.

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Attorney Paul L. Howard, Jr. announced charges against the following officers:

Lonnie Hood – 2 counts of aggravated assault for using his Taser and one count of simple battery

Willie Sauls – one count of aggravated assault for pointing his Taser and one count of criminal damage to property for damaging the car

Ivory Streeter – one count of aggravated assault for the user of a Taser and one count of pointing or aiming a gun

Mark Gardner – aggravated assault for using his Taser

Armond Jones – one count of aggravated battery and one count of pointing or aiming a gun

Roland Claud – one count of criminal damage to property for damaging the car

Streeter and Gardner were reportedly fired on Sunday.

Taniyah and Messiah spoke out about the graphic video showing Atlanta police dragging them from their car, peep the GMA clip below: 

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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