The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has reached out to the Atlanta Police Union for comment.
Police body camera video showed an officer trying to remove Young, 22 from the vehicle, while it was stopped in the middle of Centennial Olympic Park Drive, where a large throng of protesters had gathered. Young and Pilgrim, his girlfriend, were tased and dragged from their vehicles with no apparent warning. They have said they were out on a date that night and just looking for a place to have dinner, unaware they were out past the city's curfew, since rescinded, that was in place at the time.
In a statement, Chris Stewart, Mawuli Davis and Justin Miller, attorneys for the students, praised the mayor for “making every effort to right a wrong that was obvious to all when watching the officers’ body cameras.”
“We can’t continue to allow members of law enforcement to recklessly abuse the citizens they are sworn to protect,” the statement read.
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