ATLANTA — The Atlanta Police Department confirmed Monday that a sergeant in their department is on unpaid suspension after video posted to social media showed an appeared to show him kicking a woman in the head.
According to the Instagram post that accompanied the video that was posted on Monday, police were called out to an apartment complex in the Summerhill neighborhood for a domestic incident.
The video shows a woman on her stomach in handcuffs when a male officer then appears to kick her in the head.
“Upon reviewing the video, the actions of the sergeant appear to be unacceptable, and we are also concerned with the apparent lack of reaction from another officer present during the incident,” Atlanta police said in a statement.
Atlanta police said the two officers have been relieved from duty and the Sergeant has been placed on unpaid suspension.
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APD said the incident is now being investigated by the department’s Office of Professional Standards.
“Chief Bryant will monitor the progress of this expedited investigation and review the findings to determine the proper course of action,” the department said.
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