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Family Of Johnny Holloman Wants Officer Who Killed Him With Taser Arrested


The family of Johnny Holloman, a 62-year-old church deacon who died in the custody of Atlanta Police, is calling for the arrest of the officer who used a taser on him. After viewing the body cam video, the family contends that Holloman did not resist arrest but requested a supervisor and pleaded for his life.

Attorney Mawuli Davis, who represents the family, described the arrest as senseless and tragic, considering it resulted from a minor traffic accident.

The family's account of the body cam footage contradicts the initial police report stating that Holloman resisted arrest. According to the family, the video showed an unarmed Holloman doing nothing wrong. As he reached out to sign a ticket, the officer grabbed his arm, took him to the ground, and used a Taser on him, leading to Holloman's pleas for help and his statement, "I can't breathe."

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) is currently conducting an investigation into Holloman's death. In response to the incident, Atlanta Police have revised their policy on traffic citations to allow officers to write "refusal to sign" on the signature line instead of making an arrest, following a review of standard operating procedures.

Our condolences go out to the family of Johnny Holloman. We'll continue to follow this story for new developments. Drop your thoughts below.

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