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Video of traffic stop that led to Atlanta deacon’s death will be released, family’s attorney says
A lawyer says video showing an Atlanta traffic stop that led to the death of a 62-year-old Black deacon could be publicly released by Thursday
ATLANTA (AP) — Video showing a traffic stop that led to the death of a 62-year-old Black deacon could be publicly released as early as Thursday, a lawyer for the Atlanta man's relatives said Monday after a meeting with prosecutors.
Relatives of Johnny Hollman Sr., who died Aug. 10 after he was shocked with a stun gun by an Atlanta police officer, have seen the video and contend the officer should be charged with murder.
Mawuli Davis, a lawyer for the Hollman family, said Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis told him and relatives that the video would be publicly released as soon as Willis concludes that all witnesses have been interviewed.
“It’s not a question of if it will be released," Davis told reporters outside the Fulton County courthouse after the meeting. "It’s now a question of when and how soon.”