icon bookmark-bicon bookmarkicon cameraicon checkicon chevron downicon chevron lefticon chevron righticon chevron upicon closeicon v-compressicon downloadicon editicon v-expandicon fbicon fileicon filtericon flag ruicon full chevron downicon full chevron lefticon full chevron righticon full chevron upicon gpicon insicon mailicon moveicon-musicicon mutedicon nomutedicon okicon v-pauseicon v-playicon searchicon shareicon sign inicon sign upicon stepbackicon stepforicon swipe downicon tagicon tagsicon tgicon trashicon twicon vkicon yticon wticon fm

2 Georgia officers fired, investigated after separate cases of excessive force (VIDEOS)

2 Georgia officers fired, investigated after separate cases of excessive force (VIDEOS)
Two police officers in the Gwinnett County Police Department have been fired over two videos showing them using unnecessary and excessive force on an African-American suspect during a routine traffic stop. One victim was kicked in the head while handcuffed.

On Wednesday, a video posted to the Black Lives Matter of Greater Atlanta Facebook page shows officer Robert McDonald of the Gwinnett County Police Department (GCPD) repeatedly kicking a handcuffed suspect in the face. 

Then, on Thursday, another video was posted to the same Facebook page. It showed Michael Bongiovanni, another officer with the GCPD, pulling the suspect out of the car, holding a weapon to his face and punching him. 

On Thursday, the GCPD announced that MacDonald and Bongiovanni were both fired as a result of the incidents and that investigations were launched into both officers, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

At a press conference on Thursday, Chief of Police Butch Ayers called the videos “embarrassing.”

I’m literally sick about it,” he added.

Podcasts