Georgia cops fired after videos surface of them punching and kicking motorist

A second video later surfaced that purportedly shows Hollins being punched in the face by Sgt. Michael Bongiovanni as he stepped out of his auto in Lawrenceville, Georgia.

"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".

Two Georgia officers were fired on Friday after a disturbing video allegedly depicts a handcuffed 21-year-old man being kicked and punched during a routine traffic stop, according to WHAS 11. A Georgia police officer is under investigation after authorities say he kicked Hollins in the head during a traffic stop in Lawrenceville, Ga., just outside Atlanta. The attack was captured via cellphone video recorded by eyewitnesses.

"I'm literally sick about it", said County Police Chief Butch Ayers, while speaking to media about the incident.

Szabo dismissed 63 cases in the Gwinnett County Recorders Court and 26 cases were dismissed in Gwinnett County State Court.

The department stated that an investigation is being launched and he had been fired by Thursday.

A shift supervisor started investigating McDonald's behavior immediately, police said.

The two officers are white and Hollins appears to be black, police Cpl.

Bongiavonni insists, reports ABC News, that Hollins was ordered to step out of the auto but refused, choosing instead to begin screaming "help me" into his cellphone.

"I was punched, tased, kicked in the head and incarcerated for no reason", Hollins said. Video surveillance showed the deputy had "forced the arrestee face-first into a brick wall, slammed the arrestee's head into the wall and then punched the arrestee in the back of the head with a closed fist".

"With the particular police officer before and he charged me with the same charges as he charged me with yesterday".

"I am nearly for a loss of words for what we had to go through today for the unwarranted actions of two of my officers", stated Ayers.

Ayers and the rest of the command staff fired McDonald Thursday afternoon, less than 24 hours after the video was taken. He never mentioned punching Hollins.

Police said McDonald, a three-year veteran of the force, was responding as backup during a traffic stop.

In a police report, former Sgt. Michael Bongiovanni said he pulled Hollins over on Wednesday for driving without a license plate, without a tag and for switching lanes without using a signal.

Bongiovanni struggles briefly with a screaming Hollins before bringing him under control. Hollins was handcuffed and prone at the time.

His bloodied nose and lips are clearly visible in his mug shot.

The department says an investigation into McDonald's actions was launched immediately, and he was sacked by midafternoon Thursday.

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