Messiah Young Wiki – Messiah Young Biography
Messiah Young is a college student who was arrested by two police officers Ivory Streeter and Mark Gardner. They were fired/terminated on Saturday night.
Messiah Young Age
Messiah Young is a 22 years old College Student
Messiah Young Arrested
CBS46 cameras were rolling as Messiah Young, 22, and Teniyah Pilgrim, 20, were taken into custody after 9 p.m. Saturday night. Young is a student at Morehouse College, and Pilgrim attends Spelman College.
The couple was leaving the protest at Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park in their car at the time. The video shows police smashing the driver’s side window, opening the passenger side door, and tasing the couple before pulling them from the vehicle.
Messiah Young was detained and later released at the scene without charges. Young was taken to Grady hospital and released Sunday morning. He was initially charged with fleeing the scene and driving with an expired license, but those charges were dropped.
Mayor Bottoms said one officer was on the Atlanta police force for 16 years — and the other for 20 years. Chief Shields said she’s worked directly with one of those officers for a number of years.
CBS46 reviewed bodycam footage obtained Sunday night. Officer Lonnie Hood is identified as the officer who broke the window and tased Young, the driver. Officer Mark Gardner tased Pilgram, the female passenger.
Ivory Streeter and Mark Gardner Fired
Two Atlanta police officers who tased and pulled two Atlanta University Center students from a car on Saturday night have been terminated.
Three other officers were placed on desk duty pending further investigation. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms made the announcement during a press conference on Sunday.
“After review 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. The other three officers are, right now, on desk duty pending further determination of what, if any, appropriate disciplinary action should be taken against them,” the mayor said.
Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields also spoke at the press conference, echoing the mayor’s comments. Shields started by commending the Atlanta Police Department and other law enforcement agencies on the job they’ve done thus far, acknowledging the challenges they’ve faced.
Messiah Young and Teniyah Pilgrim Arrest Video
On the video, Hood approaches the car and tells the couple to keep moving. They were stopped in traffic. Another officer opens the door and tries to grab Young, who drives off and closes the door. He doesn’t get very far because there’s traffic in front of him. That’s when the officers started beating on the window.
In a report filed by Officer Gardner, he said officers were attempting to secure Young and Pilgrim. He said he approached the passenger side and gave verbal commands to Pilgrim to “show her hands and stop resisting.” Then, Gardner says he heard other officers shout “gun.” Gardner said he couldn’t see the hands of the passenger, so that’s when he tased.
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