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Crime 6 police officers charged in forceful arrests of college students in car

10:55  03 june  2020
10:55  03 june  2020 Source:   abcnews.go.com

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Six Atlanta police officers have been charged after forcefully pulling two college students out of a car , smashing its windows and using a stun gun in the Prior to the incident, Young, who was driving Pilgram's car , stopped in traffic and appeared to shoot video as an officer was having an encounter

Six Atlanta police officers have been charged after forcefully pulling two college students out of a car , smashing its windows and using a stun gun in the course of an arrest as protests continued nearby, a prosecutor announced Tuesday. Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard said that

Six Atlanta police officers have been charged after forcefully pulling two college students out of a car, smashing its windows and using a stun gun in the course of an arrest as protests continued nearby, a prosecutor announced Tuesday.

A still frame from Atlanta Police Department bodycam video footage of police officer Ivory Streeter, shows car driver Messiah Young being shot by a taser. © Atlanta Police Department via Reuters A still frame from Atlanta Police Department bodycam video footage of police officer Ivory Streeter, shows car driver Messiah Young being shot by a taser.

Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard said that arrest warrants were issued for Lonnie Hood, Roland Claud, Mark Gardner, Armond Jones, Willie Sauls and Ivory Streeter for the caught-on-camera incident.

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Six police officers in Atlanta have been charged with using excessive force during the arrest of “two of the nicest people” during protests over the death of In an arrest captured on body cameras on Saturday night, police allegedly broke car windows to grab and use tasers against college students

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Howard said Hood, Sauls, Streeter and Jones repeatedly used stun guns on Messiah Young and Taniyah Pilgram and forcibly pulled them from the vehicle. They were variously charged with aggravated assault, pointing or aiming a gun, simple battery and criminal damage to property.

Ali Fuseini wearing a uniform: This undated photo shows police Investigator Mark Gardner, who was fired June 1, 2020, over accusations he used excessive force during the arrest of two college students during protests in Atlanta. © Atlanta Police Dept/AP This undated photo shows police Investigator Mark Gardner, who was fired June 1, 2020, over accusations he used excessive force during the arrest of two college students during protests in Atlanta.

Howard said there was no reason to wait for an indictment to charge these officers because the "information is available" and they "usually don't have witnesses because the witnesses are usually deceased and are police officers who refuse to interview with the district attorney's office."

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Six Atlanta police have been charged after a dramatic video showed officers pulling two young people from a car and shooting them with stun guns while they were stuck in traffic caused by protests over George Floyd’s 6 Atlanta police officers charged in forceful arrests of college students in car .

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"I'm so happy that they're being held accountable for their actions, there was not one justifiable thing that they did," said Pilgram at the prosecutor's press conference on Tuesday afternoon. "I hope they are all held accountable because it's not OK."

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Prior to the incident, Young, who was driving Pilgram's car, stopped in traffic and appeared to shoot video as an officer was having an encounter with another man, Young told GMA on Tuesday morning.

"I thought both Messiah and I were going to die," Pilgram, a student at Spelman College, told GMA.

A still frame from Atlanta Police Department bodycam video footage of police officer Ivory Streeter, shows car driver Messiah Young being shot by a taser. © Atlanta Police Department via Reuters A still frame from Atlanta Police Department bodycam video footage of police officer Ivory Streeter, shows car driver Messiah Young being shot by a taser.

Howard said Young asked the officer to allow the other young man, who was thrown on the ground and was crying, to get into his car.

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Six Atlanta police officers have been charged after a dramatic video showed authorities pulling two young people from a car during protests over the death of George Floyd, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

Six Atlanta Police officers are being charged with using excessive force during an arrest of two college students at a protest on Saturday 6 Atlanta Police Officers Charged in Excessive Force Case. Six Atlanta cops face charges of excessive force after pulling two college students from a car .

"You can hear the officer say, 'Go or go to jail,' so Mr. Young left," said Howard.

a man wearing a suit and tie: Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard speaks during a press conference by the Fulton County District Attorney's Office in Atlanta, June 2, 2020. © Alyssa Pointer/AP Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard speaks during a press conference by the Fulton County District Attorney's Office in Atlanta, June 2, 2020.

The car got stuck in traffic as police caught up to the car and attempted to force the door open, prosecutors said.

Claud allegedly used a baton to strike the window several times, causing it to break. Gardner and Streeter allegedly used stun guns on Pilgram and Young while pulling them out of the car.

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Howard said before Young was taken to the hospital, one of the officers punched him at least 10 times in his back

Young suffered a fracture of his wrist and received 24 stitches for a large gash. Howard said Young was charged with eluding the police and released on a signature bond. Pilgram was not charged.

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Six Atlanta police officers are facing charges after being accused of using excessive force during the arrest of two college students Saturday night, Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard announced on Tuesday. Howard said arrest warrants have been issued for the six officers

Six Atlanta Police officers are being charged with using excessive force during an arrest of two college students at a protest on Saturday 6 Atlanta police officers charged in forceful arrests of college students in car . Atlanta police officers charged after students arrested and tased.

a group of people looking at the camera: Taniyah Pilgrim holds Messiah Young's bandaged hand as he speaks during a news conference on the campus of Morehouse College, June 1, 2020, in Atlanta. © John Bazemore/AP Taniyah Pilgrim holds Messiah Young's bandaged hand as he speaks during a news conference on the campus of Morehouse College, June 1, 2020, in Atlanta.

"I feel a little safer that these monsters are off the street and no longer able to terrorize anyone else from this point on," said Young, a student at Morehouse College, at the press conference on Tuesday. "We just hope there is a change in the police culture."

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After the video went viral on social media, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms called for Young's charges to get dismissed and fired officers Gardner and Streeter. The rest of the officers are on desk duty.

a man and a woman looking at the camera: Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms at a press conference with Police Chief Erica Sheilds, May 30, 2020, in Atlanta. © Ben Gray/AP Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms at a press conference with Police Chief Erica Sheilds, May 30, 2020, in Atlanta.

Howard praised the mayor's swift actions as "the conduct of these officers is not indicative of the way we treat people in the city of Atlanta and certainly not our children."

Howard is giving the officers until June 5 to turn themselves in.

"We will ask for a $10,000 signature bond as they are trying to limit the amount of people in jail as the coronavirus pandemic is still an issue in Georgia," said Howard.

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