Police Fire Georgia Officer For Kicking Handcuffed Man

It depends on who you ask.

The shift commander initiated an immediate investigation into the incident, according to Gwinnett County Police.

McDonald was hired by the department in August 2013 and graduated from the police academy in March 2014.

A prosecutor in Georgia has dismissed dozens of cases involving two former officers fired in a police brutality case.

The video shows the perspective of the Wednesday traffic stop in Gwinnett County.

"The revelations uncovered in this entire investigation are shocking", the statement says. "Cameras are what is making the difference".

"We ... will not idly stand by while assaults are made against black folk in Gwinnett County", she said, calling for a "thorough, complete and transparent investigation", The Journal-Constitution reported. "The cell phone video is very disturbing and it speaks for itself".

According to official report of what happened, released by Gwinnett Police, another officer, M. Bongiovanni, said he watched a auto fail to use a turn signal. Seconds later, the video shows Officer Robert McDonald come in and kick the handcuffed man. Hollins was unable to record the incident, but separate videos of McDonald and then Bongiovanni emerged on Thursday.

Bongiovanni, a supervisor, was also terminated, the Gwinnett County Police Department announced.

As he lay handcuffed on the ground in the middle of a busy highway just outside of Lawrenceville, Georgia, another officer charges over to the pair and stomps on the man's face. Each incident was determined not to require further action by the department.

"Oh s-t!" someone can be heard saying on the video.

"But I also think that police agencies and leadership across this country are taking responsibility for the conduct of their men and women in a fair way. They stole it from me but I got it back". "I think they're doing it because it's the right thing to do". The officer said Hollins eventually complied and he was able to handcuff the man. Cain is heard saying he is unarmed.

It showed McDonald kicking Hollins while he was handcuffed on the ground.

Cain was charged with resisting arrest. The officers then pick up the man and put him in the backseat of a police vehicle.

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David Klinger, a criminology professor at the University of Missouri-St.

Police said the incident happened April 12 around 4 p.m. local time.

He added, "I scratch my head. I have to make sure your license is good and that the vehicle is not stolen", the officer said. We have taken appropriate and swift action to deal with this.



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