More police behaving badly

Investigation launched after officer uses coin flip to determine arrest

More police behaving badly
A driver was arrested in Atlanta after a coin flip didn't go her way. Shutterstock


ATLANTA — Two police officers in Georgia were suspended recently after they used a coin toss to decide whether to arrest a motorist they had stopped for speeding, according to Reuters.

Sarah Webb was pulled over after driving 130 km/h.

The two officers then discussed whether to give the woman a speeding ticket or arrest her for reckless driving.

Officer Courtney Brown used a coin-flip app on her phone to decide: heads, arrest; tails, release.

The toss went against Webb, so Brown and the other officer, Kristee Wilson, wrote up the charges.

“I am appalled that any law enforcement officer would trivialize the decision-making process of something as important as the arrest of a person,” said Roswell Police Department Chief Rusty Grant, adding that an investigation had been launched and the officers were on administrative leave.


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