Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 7:15 PM ET

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National Audio 7:15 PM ET

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NAT120 - (US-Handcuffed-Man-Kicked) LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. x-12s. A Georgia police officer has been fired less than 24 hours after authorities say he kicked a handcuffed man in the head. Officer Robert McDonald assaulted the man as he responded to a call to help with a traffic stop just outside Atlanta. The incident was captured on cellphone video by a witness stuck behind the stopped car and the police vehicle. Gwinnett County Police Chief Butch Ayers says McDonald's behaviour demanded a decisive response by the police force. ("..dealt with it.") (SOURCE:The Associated Press)

TAG: The police department also has initiated a criminal investigation of McDonald's behaviour. The results will be turned over to the county district attorney, who will decide whether to prosecute McDonald. …

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