Second cop fired after new video shows him punching suspect
17 April, 2017, 05:26 | Author: Michele Stevens
A pair of police officers in Georgia have been fired after cell phone videos surfaced of a violent arrest they made this week.
Solicitor-General Rosanna Szabo dismissed all cases in which former Master Officer Robert McDonald or former Sgt. Michael Bongiovanni were the principal officers or necessary witnesses.
On Thursday, the Gwinnett County Police in Georgia announced the termination of an officer who was caught on camera stomping on the head of a man who was on the ground in handcuffs.
A second Gwinnett County Police officer has been fired after another video of a controversial traffic stop emerged on Thursday.
Hollins has been charged with multiple traffic citations, obstruction of a police officer and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.
The video then shows both cops - who are white - holding the man down before hauling him into their waiting police vehicle.
Police Chief Butch Ayers said later that Bongiovanni did not mention punches or kicks in his report or in subsequent interviews.
Criminal investigations have been launched into the officers actions.
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A shift supervisor started investigating McDonald's behavior immediately, police said.
Bongiovanni's account of the Wednesday traffic stop is similar to anotherincident report he filed in August after he pulled over Hollins, and McDonald responded to his call for backup.
Police told me yesterday that the officers are white and Hollins appears to be black. That's when the officer ordered Hollins out of the vehicle, and a brief struggle reportedly ensued. As the driver stands with his hands raised, a sign of surrender, Bongiovanni rears back and punches the driver whose hands remain raised.
Gwinnett County authorities terminated McDonald Thursday afternoon for his actions.
"All I could say is, I wish this never happened to me", a bloodied and bruised Hollins told reporters after leaving with his lawyers. About 45 seconds into the video, McDonald is seen jogging into the frame, barely slowing down before stomping on Hollins' face. "However, we also believe that our decisive action in terminating both officers speaks volumes about what is expected of each officer that wears a Gwinnett County Police badge".
Bongiovanni punched Hollins after Hollins got out of his vehicle.
Hollins was not able to answer questions from reporters.
Bongiovanni said he deployed his Taser on Hollins multiple times and placed him on the ground. Miller said they are now waiting on the police department's next move. We have taken appropriate and swift action to deal with this.
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