Attorney calls for Georgia officers to be criminally charged

Ofc. Robert McDonald and Sgt. Michael Bongiavonni were fired after a violent confrontation with Demetrius Hollins. (Photo: WSB-TV).

ATLANTA (AP) – An attorney is calling for the two Georgia police officers who were fired after being caught on camera having a violent confrontation with a motorist to face criminal charges.

Justin D. Miller said at a news conference that the firing of Sgt. Michael Bongiovanni and Master Police Officer Robert McDonald was not enough.

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They were fired Thursday by Gwinnett County Police Department after being videotaped beating 21-year-old Demetrius Hollins.

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Gwinnett Police Kicks Handcuffed Black Man In The Face

MAKE THIS VIRAL: We are DEMANDING that Gwinnett County Police Department immediately terminate this officer who viciously kicked a HANDCUFFED BLACK MAN lying on the ground in the middle of the street (off Sugarloaf Parkway) without cause and without merit. After brutally kicking him in the face, blood splattered everywhere. Black Lives Matter of Greater Atlanta is now hereby seeking to have criminal charges brought against this officer expeditiously. This is why we take to the streets and scream #BlackLivesMatter, it's because American police officers have ZERO regards for black lives, they beat us, shoot and kill us without a blink of an eye and the biggest problem is, it all goes UNCHALLENGED. We can almost betcha the Chief of Police will say, "I'm sorry but we can't speak on personnel matters or we are conducting a full investigation" and after the investigation they will say… "We have determined to INVESTIGATE OURSELVES and found no wrong doings"Posted By Sir Maejor, President of BLMGA #BlackLivesMatter #BlackLivesMatterATl #BlackLivesMatterGA #BlackLivesMatterAtlanta

Posted by Black Lives Matter of Greater Atlanta on Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The department has opened a criminal investigation into the officers’ behavior.

Miller says they’re still mulling a potential lawsuit. He says at least four others have contacted his office claiming mistreatment by the officers.


Information from: WSB-TV,

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