Breaking News!! Police & FBI Has Identified Victim in Hate Crime Beating

| February 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

Just moments ago, Atlanta Police spokesman Carlos Campos stated that the victim in a recent gang beating in Atlanta has been positively identified and the FBI are now involved. The beating sent shock waves across the internet as many have voiced there outrage at what some are calling a hate crime. This characterization has become more of a reality as the United States Attorney General has also chimed in on this incident.

U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates called the video “appalling and unacceptable” and asked for community help identifying the perpetrators. It is just a matter of time before the individuals responsible are caught especially since there is a reward of $5000 for information leading to their arrest.

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Just moments ago, Atlanta Police spokesman Carlos Campos stated that the victim in a recent gang beating in Atlanta has been positively identified and the FBI are now involved.

The Atlanta Police Department, working closely with the FBI, has made progress in the investigation of a videotaped beating of a man outside of a southwest Atlanta convenience store on McDaniel Street.  Widespread dissemination of the video led a family member of the victim to contact police with information. Atlanta Police investigators were able to locate the victim, identified as Brandon White, 20, of Atlanta, who gave a statement to investigators about the Saturday, February 4th incident. FBI agents are also investigating the case to determine if it meets the criteria for prosecution under the federal hate crimes statute. The agencies are working together to identify the attackers.

Anyone with information leading to the arrest and indictment of those responsible for this act are eligible for up to a $5,000 reward by calling Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477 with information that can be given anonymously.

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