April 25, 2024

On April 25, 2024, at 8:30 am, the Emory Police Department and Atlanta Police Department requested the assistance of DPS with an encampment protest at Emory University.  Georgia State Troopers and Motor Carrier Officers responded to break up the encampment but were met with protestors who threw bottles and refused to leave.  As Troopers and Officers began to take the protestors into custody, one actively resisted arrest.  Troopers and Officers were able to place him on the ground and apply one handcuff. The subject continued to resist by shoving his other hand under his body to keep this hand from being secured with the second handcuff.  Troopers twice attempted a Taser drive-stun to the subject’s right shoulder but were unable to make contact.  Troopers then applied a Taser drive-stun to the subject’s abdomen for a 5.2 second cycle, but the subject continued to actively resist.  Troopers applied a Taser drive-stun to the subject’s right thigh for a 5.4 second cycle which allowed the subject to be taken into custody. 

During the encampment protest response, Troopers deployed pepper balls to control the unruly crowd but did not use tear gas.

All charges are being issued by the Emory Police Department.


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