Hundreds Protest Ex-Cop's Case Dismissal
Updated: Thursday, 04 Mar 2010, 10:34 PM EST
Published : Thursday, 04 Mar 2010, 10:34 PM EST
ATLANTA (MyFOX ATLANTA) - Hundreds of people sat in the middle of a downtown intersection Thursday to protest a judge's decision to dismiss murder charges against former Atlanta police officer, Raymond Bunn. Ten of the protesters were arrested.
The protestors said they gathered in an effort to seek justice for 18-year-old college student, Corey Ward.
Bunn shot and killed Ward in a Buckhead parking lot in 2002. Bunn said Ward was driving toward him and not stopping, so he was forced to fire at the vehicle to save his life.
A judge ruled this week that Bunn acted in self-defense. Ward's parents want the judge who made the decision removed from the bench.
"There was a reason why he was indicted by the grand jury and for some judge to just come in and throw everything out, a judge who himself is a former police officer, it was like losing Corey all over again," said Ward's mother, Monesia Youngblood.