Two Georgia police officers fired after violent traffic stop


The African-American teen was walking away from police, a knife in his hand, when one officer fired at him 16 times.

No charges have been filed against either officer, but CNN reported that a criminal investigation is moving forward.

"And [they're] likely to take some immediate action", he continued.

"The revelations uncovered in this entire investigation are shocking", police department spokesman Cpl. "Cameras are what is making the difference".

Bongiovanni pulled Hollins over in Lawrenceville, just outside Atlanta, police said.

At a press conference on Thursday, Chief of Police Butch Ayers called the videos "embarrassing". The officer said he recognized Hollins from a auto stop and arrest past year for possessing marijuana and a loaded gun, and called for backup.

The video that emerged later, however, told a different story. It showed McDonald kicking Hollins while he was handcuffed on the ground. That's when the officer ordered Hollins out of the auto, and a brief struggle reportedly ensued. The officer said he smelled marijuana and recognized Hollins from an earlier arrest in August of 2016 for marijuana possession and a loaded gun in his vehicle.

The almost two-minute video, shot by a driver stopped a short distance behind the apparent traffic stop, appears to show one Gwinnett County officer pull a driver from his vehicle and struggle with him before placing him on the ground and putting him in handcuffs.

Sir Maejor Page, president of Black Lives Matter Greater Atlanta, said his organization has already put pressure on the Gwinnett County Police Department and will continue to do so. As Attorney General Jeff Sessions moves to de-emphasize reform that might address the issue of police brutality, it's unlikely the picture will become clearer anytime soon. "We will conduct a thorough investigation".

"Sometimes you have the evidence there and it's glaring", he says. I don't think they're doing it for political reasons.

The last federal report of citizens' complaints over the use of force, released in 2006, recorded just 5% of all agencies and 59% of officers at "large state and local law enforcement agencies". The man can be heard yelling as the officer hovers over him. "He refused, grabbed his phone and literally started to scream, 'Help me, ' in the phone", 19-year police veteran Bongiavonni wrote in a report.

The two men then enter the street.

Police told me yesterday that the officers are white and Hollins appears to be black. I can usually be found writing, making videos and ranking all the warriors in "Game of Thrones" based on their fighting prowess.



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