Woman Who Was Body-Slammed by Atlanta Police Officer Files Lawsuit Against City

Amber Jackson

A woman who was body-slammed by an Atlanta police officer at Lenox Square Mall has filed a lawsuit over the incident.

Amber Jackson and her attorneys say they will hold a press conference Friday afternoon to discuss the lawsuit against the city of Atlanta and the officers involved.

In a recording that went viral, APD officer Cody Swanger is reportedly seen throwing Jackson, a 24-year-old dental hygienist, to the ground on May 29, 2020 after protests over the death of George Floyd.

Attorney Mawuli Davis said Jackson and her boyfriend were leaving the mall when Jackson moved a barricade to get to her car.

Police cited Jackson with disorderly conduct, but she was not arrested. Davis said the car was searched, but nothing was found.

“They weren’t there to loot. They were there to protest. They were trying to leave the area and that’s why Amber moved the barricade,” he said at a press conference in May of 2020.

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SOURCE: FOX 5 Atlanta