(Update) Two college students who were tased, dragged out of their car, and arrested near the site of a George Floyd protest in Atlanta last summer are now suing the city.

Taniyah Pilgrim and Messiah Young announced their lawsuit on Thursday morning (June 17) during a press conference alongside their legal teams. 

The suit names the City of Atlanta, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, and the six officers involved in the incident.

Attorney Mawuli Davis, who represents Young, said in front of the media:

For these young people to have this video out and have to live with this for the rest of their lives is unthinkable, but we are here to hold the city and all those involved accountable.

Attorney L. Chris Stewart, who is representing Pilgrim added:

Pilgrim was held against her will for four hours without a mask in a police van with others during the height of COVID. She was never charged with a crime.

You may recall, six of the Atlanta police officers involved in the incident were fired and charged following the incident. 

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Mayor Bottoms called their actions a clear use of excessive force. 

Two of the officers have since had their terminations overturned.

Watch the news report below.

Source: AJC

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