TWO COPS FIRED AFTER BODYCAMS CAUGHT THEM ‘USING EXCESSIVE FORCE’ DURING PROTESTS IN ATLANTA
Two cops have been fired after they were caught on bodycam footage using excessive force during a protest arrest in Atlanta.
The officers, Investigator Ivory Streeter and Investigator Mark Gardner, were filmed Tasing a young black couple and dragging them from their car during George Floyd protests on Saturday night.
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms told a news conference Sunday that she and police Chief Erika Shields made the decision after reviewing the footage.
“Use of excessive force is never acceptable,” Bottoms told reporters. Shields called the footage “really shocking to watch.”
Police on Sunday night identified the fired officers as Streeter, who was hired in December 2003, and Gardner, who was hired in August 1997.
Bottoms said the woman, Taniyah Pilgrim, was released without charges.
She said the man, Messiah Young, was released, too, and she’s ordering the charges against him dropped.
A police report says Young was charged with attempting to elude police and driving with a suspended license.
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