He didn’t have a license plate.
He didn’t comply with verbal commands
He tried to push the officer away.
He reached for a firearm under his car seat.
The car smelled like marijuana.
He was pulled over before and a gun was found.
He resisted arrested which forced the tasing.
Those were all reason that Sgt. Michael Bongiovanni, 42, and Officer Robert McDonald 25, of suburban Atlanta, Georgia gave to justify their use of excessive force on April 12, 2017 upon 21-year old Demetrius Hollins.
Then bystander video was released showing what happened after Demetrius was placed in handcuffs and laying on the ground. The video shows McDonald running up to a handcuffed Demetrius, stomping on his head as if he was stomping an insect.
Another bystander video was released showing the traffic stop. In it, Bongiovanni is shown punching Demetrius in the face as he gets out of the car with his hands up. Read the rest of this entry
Reported this yesterday. A Gwinnett County, Georgia Policeman stomping the face of a suspect, as he lay handcuffed on the ground.
Turns out he wasn’t the only officer to abuse this man.
Kudos to the Police Chief Butch Ayers for reacting to these crime decisively, and not with the cover ups like we have seen in places like Fergeson, Mo. Chief Ayers decision to fire the Officers involved makes a statement, not only to his Officers, but to the community as a whole, that there is no justification for illicit actions.
Two Georgia police officers were fired Thursday, a day after authorities say one punched a man who had his hands up and the other kicked the man in the head once he was handcuffed on the ground.
The Gwinnett County Police Department said Thursday afternoon that Master Police Officer…
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