Six cops go nuts in Atlanta, fired in 24 hours, all under arrest

Charges filed against 6 APD officers after college students tased, pulled from car during Atlanta protests


Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard said charges are being filed against six Atlanta Police officers involved in the incident where two college students, Taniyah Pilgrim and Messiah Young, were pulled from their car and tased.

Two Atlanta Police officers were previously fired and three others are on desk duty after videos showed the concerning arrests of the two college students amidst protests in Atlanta on Saturday night.

“Based upon our consideration of the facts, we have this morning, presented to one of our superior court judges six arrest warrants,” Howard said. 

Armon Jones

The officers charged are Ivory Streeter, Mark Gardner, Lonnie Hood, Willie Sauls, Armon Jones and Roland Claud. Charges range from aggravated assault, aggravated battery, criminal damage to property and pointing a gun.

Bodycam video shows Taniyah Pilgrim and Messiah Young riding in a car near the downtown Ferris wheel.

It shows police on foot chasing the car, breaking a window, and tasing the two occupants before pulling them from the car.  Howard described it as a “vicious act.”

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