“On July 26, 2021, Chief Bryant and commanders inside the Atlanta Police Division turned conscious of a video, posted on social media, exhibiting an Atlanta Police sergeant kicking a girl in her head,” the assertion stated. “Upon reviewing the video, the actions of the sergeant seem like unacceptable and we’re additionally involved with the obvious lack of response from one other officer current in the course of the incident.”
“The choice was made to right away relieve each staff from responsibility, with the sergeant positioned on unpaid suspension and the officer positioned on administrative project,” the assertion added.
The officer and sergeant concerned haven’t been named and the lady concerned has not been recognized.
In a 30-second video clip posted to social media presupposed to be of the incident, a girl is seen mendacity face down on the bottom together with her fingers cuffed behind her again. A lady in a police uniform stands subsequent to her and a male in uniform stands in entrance of her. Because the handcuffed lady raises her head, the male kicks her within the head.
One other male officer, who did not seem to see the kick, walks by. The feminine officer and the second male officer then attempt to flip the lady over earlier than the video clip ends.
It’s unclear from the clip what occurred earlier than or after the incident or who recorded the video.
When the officers arrived on the scene, they have been in a position to find and detain the lady.
The Atlanta Police Division didn’t say whether or not officers discovered a gun. CNN has reached out to police for remark.
“Officers turned involved with the feminine’s psychological well being and requested Grady EMS transport her to the hospital for analysis. The feminine was not charged,” the abstract stated.
The Atlanta Police Division’s Workplace of Skilled Requirements (OPS) was directed to open an investigation into all staff on the scene, the division stated in its assertion.
The assertion stated Bryant will monitor the progress of this “expedited investigation” and evaluation the findings to find out a plan of action.
“The actions of these within the video seem to fall exterior our requirements and coaching” the assertion stated. “Nonetheless, it is necessary for the Workplace of Skilled Requirements to conduct an intensive investigation to find out the details surrounding this incident.”