Six Atlanta Police Officers Charged with Assault After “Viral Arrest Video”

CaptureSix Atlanta police officers have been charged after a dramatic video showed authorities pulling two young people from a car and shooting them with stun guns during protests over the death of George Floyd. Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard announced the charges during a news conference Tuesday.

Four are charged with aggravated assault and one with aggravated battery, along with other charges. Video from Saturday shows police officers surrounding a car driven by a man with a woman passenger.

The officers used stun guns on both the man and woman, who are rising seniors at historically black colleges in Atlanta.

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