By Savannah Smith  |  07-14-2018   News
Photo credit: Roswell Police Department

A woman was stopped for possible speeding, but when the moment came for the Georgia cops to decide whether she should be arrested or not, it came as a surprise that they did not exactly base their call on the facts of the case. Instead, they relied on a flip coin mobile app to decide the lady driver’s fate.

Such was revealed by the body camera video of one of the officers involved, Courtney Brown, when he and another officer Kristee Wilson, stopped Sarah Webb for speeding.

The video even showed the Roswell police duo laughing as they used the said coin-flip app to decide whether to arrest or let Webb go. It was Brown who opened the app on her phone. Wilson then suggested that heads should mean arrest while tails should mean release. The “play” continued for the cops as Brown flipped the coin in the app.

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Before that, Brown admitted that she didn’t have speed detection, but her colleague pointed out that the body camera recorded her cruiser’s speed, which would have shown how fast she was going to catch up to Webb. Still, they dismissed this and went ahead with the flip coin app.

Part of the officers’ conversation that was caught on cam went:

“A [arrest] head, R[release] tail,” Wilson said.

“OK,” Brown answered.

“This is tails, right?” Wilson asked.

“Yeah, so release?” Brown replied.

“23 [the police code for arrest],” Wilson responded.

“Michael Jordan?” Brown said while laughing. “All right, so I’ve got too fast for conditions, reckless…”

Still the officers decided to charge Webb with going too fast for conditions and reckless driving. Brown then arrested Webb, handcuffing her and putting her in the back of a patrol car. Webb was seen crying as she approached the police mobile.

Webb did not know about the flip coin app until she was informed about it by local media 11 Alive which obtained the said footage. She found the entire thing disgusting. She said: "Wow, these people put my freedom in the hands of a coin flip.”

With the discovery, the charges made against Webb were dismissed on Monday. Roswell Police Chief Rusty Grant said that as he soon as he learned about the incident he started an internal investigation and put Brown and Wilson on paid administrative leave.

Grant has also expressed his disapproval for what his officers did. He said: "I have much higher expectations of our police officers and I am appalled that any law enforcement officer would trivialize the decision-making process of something as important as the arrest of a person."

As for Webb, she feels that the erring officers deserved to be fired, and not to be on paid vacation. She also shared how angry she was with what happened. She said: “I want to see justice come to those two officers because it’s not fair. Other people’s freedom, other people’s lives are not a game, and these are the people we’re supposed to be trusting.”

Source:

https://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/north-fulton-county/two-officers-accused-of-using-mobile-app-to-decide-whether-woman-goes-to-jail/789370419

[tw_tags] #MAGA #KeepAmericaGreat! #Georgia #Speeding #FlipCoinApp #ErringCops [tw_tags]

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SISTERHOOD OF THE ROSE No. 31254 1531587162

What a terrible experience this must have been for her by those who vow to serve and protect.

Paulette No. 31277 1531627187

Can not believe how 2 law enforcement officers trivialize a working woman's life to an episode of Mean Girls. What if it were you? # meangirls#paidvaca#meangirls.

Anonymous No. 31451 1531785527

I'll bet they use the same app to decide who's "top" tonight.

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