Sgt. Lonnie Hood and Officer Armon Jones were let go from the Atlanta Police Department and face criminal charges for alleged excessive force during the May 30 encounter.
Body camera footage shows several police officers confronting Messiah Young, 22, and Taniyah Pilgrim, 20, who were in a car. The couple were in downtown Atlanta during the second night of protests over the death of George Floyd.
The video showed the officers shouting at the students, using a Taser at them and dragging them from the vehicle, authorities said.