Police brutality continues to be an issue in Atlanta, as this was sadly the case on the south side of the city recently. There, two police officers were seen kicking a Black woman who was already handcuffed and on the ground, in her head.
This clip has since gone viral and thankfully, these two men have been “relieved from duty,” according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Chief Rodney Bryant found out about the incident on Monday, and immediately suspended the two men, which have been IDed as a sergeant and officer.
A statement was made, as it stated how these two officers “appeared to fall outside our standards and training.” The agency’s Office of Professional Standards is now being under investigation.
“Upon reviewing the video, the actions of the sergeant appear to be unacceptable and we are also concerned with the apparent lack of reaction from another officer present during the incident.”
The sergeant’s suspension is unpaid, while it’s still unclear about the officer’s. The AJC went on to report that this incident occurred as a result of officers responding to calls of an armed person on Haygood Avenue in the Peoplestown neighborhood. There were claims that the woman on the ground had been pointing a gun at others.
This woman was not charged though, as officers became “concerned with the female’s mental health and requested Grady EMS transport her to the hospital for evaluation.” As of now, there are no updates at Grady hospital regarding her condition, surrounding her mental health.
Flip the page for the viral video of this woman being kicked by Atlanta police.