Ivory Streeter Wiki – Ivory Streeter Biography
Ivory Streeter was fired after video showing their use of excessive force against Messiah Young and Taniya Pilgrim went viral after being broadcast live on television. The couple was in a car leaving the downtown area after the 9 p.m. curfew went into effect.
Two Atlanta police officers were fired after a viral video showed them using excessive force in the arrest of two college students during protests Saturday night.
Video from one of the APD body cameras that led to the firing of two Atlanta police officers. Police tried repeatedly to stop a car during Saturday’s protests, before ultimately using a taser to remove two college students from the vehicle. @wsbtv pic.twitter.com/PFNWFiDGFp
— Justin Wilfon (@JustinWilfonWSB) June 1, 2020
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced the officers’ termination on Sunday.
Police said they tried to stop a car repeatedly during Saturday night’s protests before it finally pulled over.
First Look: Atlanta Police Officer Investigator Ivory Streter,
fired after incident involving Messiah Young and Taniyah Pilgrim.
Investigator Ivory Streter served as investigators with APD’s Fugitive Unit. Streeter’s start date with APD was 12/2/2003.@CBS46 pic.twitter.com/AVvxViP9Df
— shon gables cbs46 (@shongables) June 1, 2020
Ivory Streeter APD
Investigator Ivory Streeter served as investigators with APD’s Fugitive Unit. Streeter’s start date with APD was 12/2/2003.
The two officers were investigators with APD’s Fugitive Unit and were on the scene assisting with civil disturbances, according to police records. The arrests were caught on video and viewed upwards of 1.5 million times on social media.
Ivory Streeter Report after the arrest
In his report, Streeter claims that Young grabbed near his right hip before Streeter discharged his taser. According to his report, Streeter then saw an additional officer remove a firearm from the car.
In Gardner’s report, he claims to have heard the word “gun” two or three times before he discharged his taser at Pilgrim. The presence of a gun in the car has not been confirmed by authorities. One account claiming there was a gun has been retracted as it emerged that Taniyah Pilgrim was reaching for his phone.
Atlanta Mayor in Press Briefing Confirmed their Firing
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced on May 31st that two Atlanta police officers had been fired for using excessive force during the arrest of two college students on Saturday night. In her announcement, Bottoms described, “a very disturbing video of two young college students who were in downtown Atlanta yesterday evening.”
“We understand that our officers are working very long hours under an enormous amount of stress, but we also understand that the use of excessive force is never acceptable,” Bottoms said. “After reviewing of that footage, Chief Shields and I have made the determination that two of the officers involved in the incident last night will be terminated immediately.”
Messiah Young and Taniyah Pilgrim Arrests Were Recorded Live on Television
On Saturday night ay 30th, Messiah Young, a student at Morehouse College, and Taniyah Pilgrim, a student at Spelman College, were arrested after a 9 p.m. curfew went into effect throughout Atlanta earlier that evening. During their arrest, Pilgrim was pulled from a vehicle screaming before officers forced her onto the ground where her hands were cuffed behind her back. Young was also pulled from the car and arrested. The two students appeared to have been tased during the arrest and reporters claim that police slashed their tires. The arrest took place live on television, prompting an outcry for justice.
The Spelman College Student Gov Pilgrimernment Association in tweet spoke out against the arrests, writing that is was “deeply disturbed at the excessive force that the Atlanta Police Department exercised against our Spelman sister, Taniyah Pilgrim, and Morehouse brother, Messiah Young.”
Friends organized a GoFundMe page immediately after the arrests to pay for bail for Pilgrim and Young. In the comments on the page, one of them claims that Pilgrim was released from jail and is home with a family member while Young remains in custody at the Fulton County Jail until his hearing.
The Source wrote that Young suffered an epileptic episode after he was tased, and he was taken to the hospital before he was processed at the jail.