A video shared by the Facebook account of Black Lives Matter of Greater Atlanta on June 23rd, 2017, shows a person in an Atlanta Police Department uniform punching a restrained man in the face and upper torso while he sits one top of him.All the while one of his co-workers hold the victim’s feet and another has his knee pressing down on the lower back with all his weight, also there is the fourth police officer that is simply standing there watching everything happen right at his feet.
All this force used to arrest a person who appears to be less than 150lbs and lying face down on a roadway median of dirt. Anyone who has been in a situation like this knows this is not a position of leverage or control. So what is it incompetence, lack of training or just another “Bad Apple” if you fall for that theory.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution covers the incident and provides no new information related to the nature of the incident nor the charges levied against the victim.
#BLACKLIVESMATTER Happening right now…this is how #AtlantaPolice is treats black men, this man is not offering any resistance. "Black men aren't safe in Atlanta. This is what I call a #BlueOnBlackCrime, as an organization, we stand against police brutality regardless the color of the officer. We now hereby DEMAND an internal investigation and will aggressively seek the immediate TERMINATION and expect CRIMINAL CHARGES to be filed against the officer in question." – Sir Maejor President of Black Lives Matter of Greater AtlantaCOMMENT & SHARE
Posted by Black Lives Matter of Greater Atlanta on Friday, June 23, 2017
Hopefully, someone will share the information faster than the Public Records Process with the Atlanta Police Department. Any tips, leads or any sort of information please reach out to us on Facebook or Twitter