"We are DEMANDING that Gwinnett County Police Department immediately terminate this officer who viciously kicked a HANDCUFFED BLACK MAN lying on the ground in the middle of the street (off Sugarloaf Parkway) without cause and without merit".
The video from Wednesday afternoon showed Sgt. Michael Bongiovanni pulling 21-year-old Demetrius Bryan Hollins from his vehicle on a highway outside of Lawrenceville, Georgia.
Late Friday afternoon, the Gwinnett County Solicitor's office confirmed that both of Hollins' cases - from 2016 and 2017 - have been dismissed by the county because of the involvement of Sgt. Bongiovanni and Officer McDonald.
The officer hasn't been identified, but police say he has been put on paid leave pending a full investigation.
Police Chief Butch Ayers said when Bongiovanni spoke with internal affairs, he "said nothing about the punch", an action the chief called "unreasonable and unnecessary".
No criminal charges have been announced yet, but Gwinnett PD said it's moving forward with a thorough investigation of the incident.
"The revelations uncovered in this entire investigation are shocking", police said in the statement.
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The almost two-minute video, taken by a witness on a cellphone, appears to show a police officer pull a driver, who is black, from his vehicle and struggle with the man before placing him on the ground and putting him in handcuffs.
"In many cases, justice calls for a conscientious and thorough prosecution", Szabo said in a news release. "As he stands with his hands up, Michael Bongiovanni strikes the man in the face".
The incident also highlights the importance of laws protecting people's rights to record police officers in public.
"This situation has left me and our family broken", she said.
Police have scheduled a news conference for Thursday evening to discuss the newly-surfaced video. Miller said after getting pulled over, Hollins recognized Bongiovanni from a previous encounter in 2016. There was no mention in the report of Bongiovanni hitting Hollins.
"You don't picture yourself seeing a police officer do that live and in person", said eyewitness Kenneth Dillard.
A second white Georgia police officer has been fired for assaulting a black man during a traffic stop. Hollins was handcuffed and on his stomach when he was struck.
Ayers said Thursday that McDonald had taken responsibility for his actions and was sorry that they occurred.