Two Atlanta cops have been placed on depart after being filmed kicking a girl mentioned to have psychological well being issues within the head as she lay on the bottom handcuffed throughout an arrest.
The incident occurred Monday afternoon when police had been known as to an residence in Summerhill, Atlanta, for a home incident, in accordance with Atlanta Uncensored, which posted the footage on-line.
The Instagram account mentioned the girl was kicked within the face by one of many cops after she spat on his boots and pants whereas mendacity together with her fingers cuffed behind her again.
The footage has sparked outrage on-line whereas the witness who filmed it mentioned it solely captures one in every of a number of instances the girl was kicked by the officers.
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Two Atlanta cops have been placed on depart after being filmed kicking a girl mentioned to have psychological well being issues within the head as she lay on the bottom handcuffed throughout an arrest
The seven-second video reveals the girl mendacity face down on the bottom subsequent to some parked vehicles with two cops – one male and one feminine – standing over her.
The girl, who’s partially undressed, raises her head within the path of the male cop who then kicks her within the head along with his proper foot.
A puff is heard within the footage as his boot strikes the girl’s face.
The feminine officer doesn’t seem to react or make any try and cease the incident.
A 3rd officer is then seen coming across the aspect of the patrol automotive to the scene when the footage ends.
‘Do you assume extreme drive was used on this scenario?’ reads the caption on the social media video.
Each the girl and the officer who kicked her are black.
The identities of the officers haven’t been launched whereas the girl has been named by her household as ‘Ashley.’
Ashley’s neighbor, who shot the footage and didn’t wish to be recognized, advised CBS46 she truly noticed the cops kick her greater than as soon as.
The incident occurred Monday afternoon when police had been known as to an residence in Summerhill, Atlanta, for a home incident, in accordance with Atlanta Uncensored. The girl was kicked within the face by the male cop after she allegedly spat on his boots and pants
The feminine officer doesn’t seem to react or make any try and cease the incident. A 3rd officer is then seen coming across the aspect of the patrol automotive to the scene (above)
‘They really kicked her down the hill and he or she went rolling,’ she mentioned.
‘She was spitting on the officer after which she had already spit on him as soon as earlier than nevertheless it did not get on him, so she spit on him once more and it bought on his boots and that is when he determined to kick her within the face,’ she mentioned.
The neighbor mentioned she confronted the officer in regards to the incident.
‘We was like why did you kick her, he was like I did not kick her, he did not even know that any person was recording,’ she mentioned.
Atlanta Police Division launched an announcement Monday confirming Police Chief Rodney Bryant had been made conscious of the video ‘exhibiting an Atlanta Police sergeant kicking a girl in her head’.
Ashley’s aunt Nell Gibson advised CBS46 she was ‘horrified’ over the therapy of her niece who she mentioned suffers from psychological well being issues and often takes remedy
Police mentioned the incident unfolded when officers had been known as to 35 Haygood Avenue at round 12.30pm to reviews of a girl strolling round and pointing a gun at a number of individuals.
Officers arrived on scene and detained the girl, police mentioned.
‘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 assertion learn.
Atlanta Police Division launched an announcement Monday confirming Police Chief Rodney Bryant (above) had been made conscious of the video
Atlanta PD slammed the actions of the cops and mentioned each cops concerned had been suspended pending the result of an investigation.
The actions of the sergeant who kicked the girl had been ‘unacceptable’ whereas the division mentioned it’s ‘additionally involved with the obvious lack of response from one other officer current in the course of the incident.’
The sergeant was positioned on unpaid suspension whereas the officer was positioned on administrative task.
‘It was a girl down on the bottom in handcuffs, oh man I’m completely horrified, I am speechless, not solely that it is a police officer,’ she mentioned.
‘Ashley does have some psychological well being issues we thought she was off her meds as a result of she’s been appearing type of off.’
The Atlanta Police Division’s Workplace of Skilled Requirements is main the investigation which might be expedited, earlier than the police chief determines the appropriate plan of action to take in opposition to the officers.
The incident comes at a time when police brutality is below the highlight. Atlanta Police Officer Garrett Rolfe (left) shot lifeless black man Rayshard Brooks (proper) at a Wendy’s on June 12 2020
Bodycam footage (above) confirmed the moments main as much as Brooks dying. Brooks ran away and was shot twice by Rolfe when he turned to fireplace the Taser in Rolfe’s path
The incident comes at a time when police brutality is below the highlight following the 2020 homicide of George Floyd by the hands of white cop Derek Chauvin and a collection of cop killings of black women and men throughout America.
Lower than one month after Floyd’s homicide, Atlanta Police Officer Garrett Rolfe shot lifeless black man Rayshard Brooks at a Wendy’s.
Rolfe, 27, shot Brooks, additionally 27, twice within the again as he ran from officers exterior the quick meals joint in Atlanta, Georgia, on June 12 2020.
The white cop and fellow Officer Devin Brosnan, 26, had been known as to the drive-thru by prospects who mentioned a person was asleep on the wheel.
A scuffle broke out when the officers tried to arrest him, with Brooks taking Brosnan’s taser and pointing it behind him within the path of the cops.
Black Lives Matter protesters descended on Metropolis Corridor in Atlanta in Could after the native police division reinstated Officer Garrett Rolfe
Rolfe, a six-year police veteran, was charged with 11 counts over Brooks’ dying together with felony homicide.
He was additionally fired by the Atlanta Police Division someday after the deadly taking pictures.
In Could, Atlanta police reinstated Rolfe to the division, saying the fired officer was ‘not afforded his proper to due course of’.
He’s now on administrative depart as a result of the phrases of his bond imply he’s banned from possessing a firearm or being round different cops.
His reinstatement sparked renewed protests within the Atlanta neighborhood demanding justice for Brooks and his household.