The Atlanta Police Department has addressed an extremely disturbing viral video of a Black woman, Angel Guice, being arrested for hanging out at a park after hours.
The video was initially posted by the woman’s sister who wrote:
See her original post below.
As you can imagine, the video is jarring, disturbing, and painful to watch and it’s caused outrage all over social media.
The Atlanta Police Department addressed the video with a lengthy statement via Facebook and they also released the police bodycam video.
The APD stressed the bodycam video immediately shows there is “more to the story” outside of the clip that has gone viral.
The Atlanta Police Department (APD) is aware of video footage circulating on social media regarding an Atlanta Police Officer arresting a woman for being in a city park after hours.
Upon learning of the incident, members of the APD’s Command Staff immediately began reviewing the incident to determine the facts surrounding the case.
It has become immediately clear there is more to this story than the short social media video shows and the decision has been made to release the Body Worn Camera footage from the arresting officer.
The statement from the Atlanta Police Department concluded with:
Read APD’s full statement below and review the bodycam video for yourself.
After reviewing the bodycam video have your feelings changed in any way about Angel Guice’s arrest?