Six Atlanta Officers Charged After Assault College Students Messiah Young and Taniyah Pilgrim

Six Atlanta officers are being charged after dragging two college students, Messiah Young and Taniyah Pilgrim, from a car and arresting them during curfew this past weekend.

Officers Mark Gardner and Ivory Streeter pulled the students from a car and would also tase them. The video of the condiment went viral leading to their firing and the following arrest.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the Fulton County District Attorney is charging both officers with aggravated assault, Streeter will also receive an additional charge for aiming his gun at one of the students.

In addition to Streeter and Gardner, officer Lonnie Hood is charged with two counts of aggravated assault and one count of simple battery; officer WIllie Sauls is charged with aggravated assault and criminal damage to property; officer Armond Jones is charged with aggravated assault and pointing or aiming a gun; and officer Ronald Claud is charged with criminal damage to property.

District Attorney Paul Howard stated the two college students are “extremely innocent” and the “investigation concluded they were so innocent almost to the point of being naive.” Charges that were brought against Young after the arrest have been dropped.