Video shows Georgia police flipping coin to decide whether to arrest woman

Hannah Rogers
July 16, 2018

The officers can be heard apparently laughing.

"The ground is wet and it's been raining you're going over 80 miles an hour on this type of a road. That's reckless driving, ma'am".

Police Chief Rusty Grant said of the Bodycam footage, "I couldn't believe what I was seeing, to be honest".

"What do you think?"

About how it was carried out the arrest of Sarah Webb and other members of the police learned after the woman filed a complaint against a local TV channel.

Brown proceeds to open a coin-flipping app on her phone, according to WXIA.

Later they discuss the coin flip app. Tails, you're free to go.

"This is tails, right?"

"So release?" Brown says. Wilson is heard saying "23', the code for arrest".

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Officer Brown consulted Officer Kristee Wilson on what to do next, because she allegedly didn't have a radar.

Webb was arrested on charges of speeding, reckless driving, and driving too fast for the conditions, police records show. "Just tickets?" Brown asks Wilson, as Webb sits in her sedan just a few feet away during the April stop.

Webb said she was running late to work, and following police instructions, she handed over her driver's license and turned off the vehicle, the report said.

When Sarah faced court this week, the prosecutor revealed she had seen the video and told her she would not prosecute the case.

"I believe that this is not the first time they have done this because they did it easily - they knew right where to go for the coin toss in the app; they thought it was cute", she said.

'I would like to see them fired, because they shouldn't have been playing with my freedom on a flip of a coin, ' she said.

The television station reports the charges against Webb were dropped.

The two officers are now on paid administrative leave, pending an investigation. "After I became aware that this incident occurred, I immediately initiated an internal investigation into the matter".

"I'm appalled that a police officer would trivialize the arrest decision making process with a coin flip", said Chief Grant.

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