The officer involved in the incident has been fired, according to Sir Maejor.
Unfortunately, the country cannot seem to go a day without a disturbing incident of police brutality or racism making the headlines.
Just a day after a California police officer was caught on camera choking and beating a young African-American man in Sacramento neighborhood for allegedly jaywalking, another video has emerged showing a Georgia cop violently kicking a handcuffed black man lying on the ground in the middle of the street.
In the upsetting clip, posted on Black Lives Matter of Greater Atlanta’s Facebook page, an officer can be seen dragging a man, whose identity has not yet been released, from his vehicle before viciously slamming him to the ground.
Once the cop handcuffed the man’s hands behind his back, another police officer entered the scene and brutally kicked the victim’s face without any apparent cause.
It is pertinent to mention the man did not seem to be resisting the arrest or fighting back.
Speaking exclusively to Carbonated.TV, Black Lives Matter of Greater Atlanta President Sir Maejor said the video was submitted by an anonymous source.
“I have made contact with the Gwinnett PD, they are aware of this video,” he explained. “They were made aware of it due to us posting it, they didn’t know about this incident. They found out late, late in the morning, and that’s because a sergeant saw it on Facebook.”
The Gwinnett County Police Department has not released an official statement as of yet.
“We want to seek the immediate termination of this officer,” Maejor added. “We want to set top priority meeting and we want charges pressed against this officer.”
The post soon went viral.
“We are DEMANDING that Gwinnett County Police Department immediately terminate this officer who viciously kicked a HANDCUFFED BLACK MAN lying on the ground in the middle of the street (off Sugarloaf Parkway) without cause and without merit. After brutally kicking him in the face, blood splattered everywhere,” stated Black Lives Matter of Greater Atlanta in its post. “Black Lives Matter of Greater Atlanta is now hereby seeking to have criminal charges brought against this officer expeditiously. This is why we take to the streets and scream #BlackLivesMatter, it's because American police officers have ZERO regards for black lives, they beat us, shoot and kill us without a blink of an eye and the biggest problem is, it all goes UNCHALLENGED.”
This is a developing story.
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