An Atlanta police officer who saw a woman slap him during the George Floyd protests has been placed on desk duty.
An unnamed officer was removed from the streets as he investigated claims that he used excessive force over Amber Jackson, 24, who reportedly fractured his shoulder during a May 29 crash in Buckhead.
After viewing a protest in the early hours of May 30, a bystander’s video showed Jackson removing himself from his car.
Jackson moved a barrier near Lennox Square so she and her fianc முடியும் could get home, but then the police pulled her out of the car and threw her down.
“My shoulder is broken. My clavicle is broken, ”Jackson News station 11 Alive said.
Jackson has not been arrested, but he has been cited for disorderly conduct, according to his attorney, Mauli Davis.
The incident occurred when police refused orders from the women to get out of the vehicle, police said in a statement.
“He tried to get her out of the car and the two struggled.
Jackson’s lawyer has called for the removal of the officer who detained Jackson and the resignation of Atlanta Police Chief Erica Shields.
“If Chief Shields can’t hold her accountable, she should be held accountable,” Davis said.
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