Roswell: Officers decide to arrest a driver using a coin flip app
15 July, 2018, 12:09 | Author: Diane Mills
In the video, you can hear Officer Wilson say, "A (arrest) head, R (release) tail".
A local news media investigative team uncovered the video and showed it to Webb who said she had "no idea" that was the method law enforcement used in deciding whether or not she'd get a speeding ticket or go to jail. The traffic stop happened back in April, but the Roswell Police Department didn't place the officers involved, Kristee Wilson and Courtney Brown, until WXIA-TV started asking questions two months later, according to the outlet's new report on Thursday.
The coin app, which can be spinning and dropping, lands tails but they decide to arrest her anyway. CNN affiliate WSB reported charges against the motorist have since been dropped.
"Yeah, so release?" the other officer said.
"What do you think?" one of the officers asks. When the pair pulled Webb over, the woman explained that she was late for work and pleaded with Brown to give her a speeding fine rather than arrest her on the much more serious charge of unsafe driving.
In a statement posted to Facebook, Roswell police chief Rusty Grant said an internal investigation has now been launched. Webb said she didn't know that her fate had relied on a coin toss until the television station contacted her.
The officer estimated her speed because she didn't have a radar gun.
"Nothing in the actions of these two officers is consistent with the Atlanta Police Department's training or its expectations of its sworn personnel", Chafee said. "WEBB was placed in custody in Smith & Wesson handcuffs which were double locked and seated in the rear of my patrol vehicle".
"Since this is an open internal investigation, I can not discuss the details of the incident until the conclusion of the investigation", Grant said.
Prosecutors dismissed the charges Monday after viewing the video.
"Wow, these people put my freedom in the hands of a coin flip", she said.
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