Ga. officers use coin flip to determine if woman goes to jail

Cops who arrested a speeding female motorist on the FLIP OF A COIN are placed on leave

Cops Suspended After Using A Coin Toss To Determine Arrest Of Speeder

Body camera video has shown Georgia police officers laughing as they use a coin-flip app to decide whether to detain a woman during a traffic stop back in April.

Sarah Webb was pulled over in April by Roswell police for driving 80 miles per hour in a 45 miles per hour zone in the rain.

The footage then shows Brown returning to the cruiser, where she discusses with the other officer, identified as Kristee Wilson, that they do not have any speed detection technology or tickets.

Officer Wilson: "A (arrest) head, R (release) tail". Brown says "Okay" and laughs.

The coin, according to the officers, landed on tails, which meant they should have let Webb go with a speeding ticket.

"I've been a law enforcement professional for nearly 40 years and, again, I was appalled to believe that a police officer would let a flip of a coin be the deciding factor in whether to issue someone a citation or, more importantly, take someone into custody", Grant said.

Police Chief Rusty Grant said in an emailed statement Friday that as soon as he found out about the incident he started an internal investigation and put the two officers on administrative leave.

With their options only to arrest Sarah and take her to jail or to release her, Brown turned to a coin for help. So Brown opened a coin flip app on her phone. The officers put Sarah Webb into the back of a squad auto in April for speeding.

Both officers had served in the Atlanta Police Department, spokesman John Chafee told The Washington Post on Saturday.

Officer Brown: "Yeah. So release?"

"This is tail right?" an officer is heard saying.

"I think they should be fired I don't think at all that they should be getting a paid vacation", said Webb.

"I just want to see the two officers, I want to see justice", she said. Webb had no idea that the officers used the coin flip method until Alive 11 alerted her of the video.

"Wow, these people put my freedom in the hands of a coin flip", she said. An internal affairs investigation is already underway.

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