Officer Courtney Brown used a coin flip app on her mobile phone and the toss went against the woman driver
The Hush Post: In a bizarre incident, two female police officers in Georgia, who had used coin toss to decide whether to arrest a woman for over speeding, have been suspended.
Two Georgia female cops had stopped a 24-year-old woman car driver who had sped past them in April this year. The woman was reportedly getting late for work at a hair salon in Atlanta. The cops reportedly used a coin toss to decide whether to arrest the motorist or not, a report said.
The woman driver sped past the cops at around 80 miles (130 km) per hour on a wet road in April this year when she was running late for work at a hair salon in Atlanta, as per a statement by the police and the CCTV footage of the incident released by a local TV channel, the report said.
The two female cops then discussed whether to issue motorist Sarah Webb a speeding ticket or arrest her for reckless driving, the police stated in a statement released recently.
The female cops then decided to flip a coin to decide it: heads, arrest; tails, release, the Roswell Police Department said in a statement.
Officer Courtney Brown used a coin flip app on her mobile phone and the toss went against Webb, with Brown and the other officer, Kristee Wilson, giggling as they began to write up charges, the CCTV footage showed.
Atlanta news station 11 Alive alerted Webb of the footage. Webb filed a request to see it, and its release led to all charges being dropped against her at a July 9 court hearing, it was reported.
“I am appalled that any law enforcement officer would trivialize the decision-making process of something as important as the arrest of a person,” Roswell Police Department Chief Rusty Grant was quoted as saying. He added that a probe had been initiated and the female cops had been sent on administrative leave, the report said.