Police Unlawfully & Violently Drag Atlanta Couple From Car: Police Abuse, Threats with LOADED Gun and more. Reports say the officers were initially fired and not all 6 have been charged.
Messiah Young, 22, and Teniyah Pilgrim, 20, were leaving a George Floyd protest at Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park after the city’s 9 p.m. curfew went into effect. Video of the incident shows an officer tell Young, who was driving the car, to keep moving but then the officers follow the couple, opens the door and tries to pull Young out of the car. Young manages to drive off but is stopped down the road by traffic. Officers then swarm the car and one officer pulls his handgun and points it at the couple.
One officer opens the passenger-side door as another attempts to break the driver-side window. The officer on the passenger side then uses his Taser on Pilgrim, who could be heard screaming throughout the encounter. Young can also be seen being tased before officers pull him from the car. Young also said he was punched at least 10 times while he was being subdued on the pavement.
At one point, officers can be heard saying Young had a gun, but none was ever recovered. Pilgrim was held for several hours but never charged. Young was initially charged with fleeing the scene and driving with an expired license, but the mayor later ordered those charges to be dropped.