The mayor of Atlanta, Keisha Lance Bottoms, issued a city-wide curfew that started at 9 p.m. and police are already heavily enforcing the city.
Video footage caught by CBS 46 showed officers in Fulton County on Williams Street, snatching an unidentified black man out of his vehicle. In the video, a female reporter states that they were already on the scene when the commotion broke out.
“We turn around and see several officers go up to the car and start breaking the glass. We’re not sure what led up to this, but there was a woman in the passenger seat, and a gentleman in the driver seat and they’re [the police] pulling him out now. The crowd has caught onto what happened, we have no idea what led to this, they flattened the tire, broke the glass to the car, and I hear what I believe a taser.”
Officers are arresting people outside and are trying to make sure no other looting occurs downtown.