ATLANTA (AP) — Six Atlanta police officers have been charged after a dramatic video showed authorities pulling two young people from a car during protests over the death of George Floyd.
Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard announced the charges during a news conference Tuesday.
The Saturday night incident first gained attention from video online and on local news.
Four of the officers are charged with aggravated assault, while one faces a charge of aggravated battery.
Two of the officers were fired Sunday.
Video shows police officers in riot gear and gas masks surrounding a car driven by a man with a woman passenger.
The officers used stun guns on both the woman and the man.