Atlanta Police release body camera video related to viral protest arrest

Volume warning on the second video

After edited video surfaced online of a female protester seemingly get dragged across the pavement during an attempted arrest, police have released body cam from one of the officers involved in the clash.

The incident in question happened Tuesday night, when protestors from a group called All Out Atlanta marched as part of a rally against the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency, or ICE.

Dozens of readers and viewers shared the edited video with 11Alive showing a woman being dragged, but none of them showed what happened in the moments leading up to the confrontation. A clearer, second video from a source attending the event, also showed the arrests, but still not the moments leading up to them.

Spokesperson for the Atlanta Police department Carlos Campos told 11Alive a group of between 30 and 50 protestors began marching from Woodruff Park toward Centennial Olympic Park around 9:30 pm.

“As they marched, several wore masks, one kicked a patrol vehicle, several threw items at patrol vehicles and they refused to clear from the road after numerous orders to do so,” Campos said. “Protestors remained in the roadway and refused orders to clear the road. Once it became clear the protestors had no intention of complying with repeated lawful orders, officers moved in and took six protestors into custody for disorderly conduct, pedestrian in roadway and obstruction charges.”


By: ThisIsButter (34014.30)

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