ATLANTA, Ga. (CW69 News at 10) — The Atlanta Police Department previously confirmed two officers, Ivory Streeter and Mark Gardner, were fired after an alleged excessive force incident involving two college students.

Today, APD announced two additional officers, Sergeant Lonnie Hood and Officer Armon Jones, were fired as a result of the investigation.

The May 30, 2020 incident involves Messiah Young, who attends Morehouse College, and Taniyah Pilgrim, a Spelman College student. Video shows officers breaking a car window at a Saturday protest in downtown Atlanta, and it appears to show them yanking Young out of the car and tasing both him and Pilgrim.

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields held a press conference on May 31, discussing the decision to fire the first two officers.

The Fulton County District Attorney’s Office previously announced charges against six APD officers, including the four who were fired.

The Fulton County Attorney’s Office indicated six officers were charged in the May 30, 2020 tasing incident involving two college students. The officers are (pictured top left to right) Ivory Street, Mark Gardner, Lonnie Hood, (bottom left to right) Armon Jones, Roland Claud and Willie Sauls. (photos: Atlanta Police Dept.)

Lonnie Hood (Fired):

  • Aggravated Assault of Messiah Young (Used Taser)
  • Aggravated Assault of Taniyah Pilgrim (Used Taser)
  • Simple Battery of Taniyah Pilgrim (Pulled from car and onto paved street)

Willie Sauls:

  • Aggravated Assault of Taniyah Pilgrim (Pointed Taser)
  • Criminal Trespass (Car)

Ivory Streeter (Fired):

  • Aggravated Assault of Messiah Young (Used Taser)
  • Pointing or Aiming a Gun at Messiah Young

Mark Gardner (Fired):

  • Aggravated Assault of Taniyah Pilgrim (Used Taser)

Armond Jones (Fired):

  • Aggravated Battery of Messiah Young (Forcefully thrown on paved street)
  • Pointing or Aiming a Gun at Messiah Young

Roland Claud:

  • Criminal Trespass (Car)

Both Young and Pilgrim have publicly discussed the incident. Neither of them will face charges.

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