A police officer in the Atlanta suburbs has been fired after an internal investigation found he used unnecessary force in the arrest of a black man for possessing a firearm — which in reality, the man said, was his cellphone.
"A Former NFL Player Was Arrested After He Said Police Mistook a Phone for a Gun. The Officer Has Been Fired." is from the May 11, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Marwa Eltagouri, Lindsey Bever and narrated by Jenny Hoops.