"I feel a little safer now that these monsters are off of the street and no longer able to terrorize anyone else," said 22-year-old Messiah Young, who was dragged out of his car by police and shot multiple times with a taser gun. His girlfriend, 20-year-old Taniyah Pilgrim, was also pulled out of the car and tased.
The video above is horrific.
From AP News:
Young's arm was fractured and he suffered a gash requiring 24 stitches when he was pulled from the car, Howard said. Young told Howard's investigators that an officer who escorted him from the scene after his arrest punched him in the back more than 10 times as they walked.
"I'm so happy that they're being held accountable for their actions," Pilgrim said at the news conference.
Both Young and Pilgrim are rising seniors at historically black colleges near downtown Atlanta. Young, from Chicago, is studying business management at Morehouse College. Pilgrim, who's from San Antonio, Texas, is studying psychology at Spelman College.
The two officers whose firings were announced Sunday — Investigator Ivory Streeter and Investigator Mark Gardner — were charged along with four other officers.