6 Atlanta officers charged after students pulled from car

Posted at 6:36 AM, Jun 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-03 06:36:11-04

ATLANTA, ga. — Six Atlanta police officers have been charged after a dramatic video showed authorities pulling two young people from a car and shooting them with stun guns during protests over the death of George Floyd.

Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard announced the charges during a news conference Tuesday.

Four are charged with aggravated assault and one with aggravated battery, along with other charges. Video from Saturday shows police officers surrounding a car driven by a man with a woman passenger.

The officers used stun guns on both the man and woman, who are rising seniors at historically black colleges in Atlanta.