Criminal assault charges filed in Atlanta on Tuesday against police officers for yanking college students out of their car, tasing them and slamming them onto the pavement—caught on live television—offer the clue to finding justice and calming the unrest in cities around the country, according to lawyers for the victims.

“It’s really important. It’s just an example of accountability,” L. Chris Stewart of Stewart Trial Attorneys in Atlanta told the Daily Report on Tuesday. “If officers knew that tasing somebody or beating up somebody not only was going to get them fired, but also possibly arrested, all this nonsense would stop.”

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