Demand APD Chief Shields to Resign For Failing to Hold Police Officers Accountable

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Chief Erika Shields has failed to hold the six officers fully accountable that were involved in the violent taser attack on the two AUC students Saturday, May 30, 2020. She believes criminally charging the officers was a “political” move made by District Attorney Paul Howard, NOT because of the clearly shown evidence which revealed excessive use of force from their body cameras.

One of the officers charged, William Sauls, has an open case with Fulton County for the murder of a 26-year-old Tuskegee student-athlete, who was also an unarmed Black man, named Jamarion Robinson in 2016. Robinson was shot 76 times and Sauls was the officer that dragged his body down the stairs—left to bleed out for 8-hours without calling for any medical assistance

Amber Jackson was body slammed by an Atlanta Police officer in handcuffs. She still suffers today from a broken clavicle and is unable to perform work as a dental hygienist. The case has been under investigation at the office of Professional Standards. 

On June 12, 2020, another unarmed Black man was shot and killed at a Wendy’s by the APD, who was just sleeping in their car. The GBI is now investigating the case. 

This uprising has been a result of the inabilities of elected officials to ensure proper judgment necessary to arrest, indict, and convict officers who repeatedly murder innocent, unarmed Black bodies. 

The Atlanta Police Department continues to terrorize protestors and murder unarmed Black bodies. It’s time for new leadership and a change of policing culture. Stand with us and call for her immediate resignation.