GBI Conducts Officer Involved Use of Force Investigation in Cobb County, GA

August 25, 2017

Cobb County, Georgia – On Friday, August 25, 2017, at approximately 3:00 AM, the Cobb County Police Department (CCPD) requested the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s assistance in reference to an officer involved use of force investigation.  A CCPD Officer encountered a male subject’s vehicle driving at an excessive high rate of speed.  The officer attempted a vehicle stop but prior to the stop, the subject’s vehicle was involved in an accident with an unrelated third party.  CCPD Officers made initial contact with the subject.  During the initial contact, the subject became combative and fought with officers.  During the confrontation, one officer utilized his Taser.  The subject became unresponsive.  He was transported to the hospital where he died.  Several officers suffered minor injuries during the confrontation with the subject, but did not require immediate medical attention.  The driver of the third party vehicle suffered minor injuries during the wreck with the subject’s vehicle and was transported to the hospital to receive medical treatment. 

The autopsy will be conducted by the Cobb County Medical Examiner’s Office.  The Georgia State Patrol will investigate the vehicle accident.     

The GBI will continue its independent investigation to determine what occurred during the incident.  When the investigation is complete, it will be turned over to the Cobb County District Attorney's Office for review.

Contact Information: 
Nelly Miles - Public Affairs Director - 404/270-8330