Video shows cops using coin flip to decide whether to arrest

Marsha Scott
July 15, 2018

The woman chuckled briefly when told of the coin flip but soon cried when she is placed in the back of a squad auto in handcuffs.

Two Georgia police officers are on leave after they used a coin toss app to decide a woman's fate. Brown had tagged Webb for speeding as well as reckless driving since the roads were wet.

Back in April, Sarah Webb was pulled over by Roswell Police Officer Courtney Brown for speeding.

Opening an app on her phone, the officers agreed if it landed on heads, she would be arrested, and if it landed on tails, she would be released.

PHOTO: Police officers in Georgia were caught on body-camera flipping a coin to decide if they would arrest a driver.

The officers are being dubbed #CoinFlipCops.

"What do you think?" one of the officers asks. The cop then asks her cohorts what should be done next.

Although the incident took place back in April, Roswell police didn't put Brown and Wilson on administrative leave until 11Alive started asking questions two months later.

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"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.

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

Officer Wilson: "23 (code for arrest)".

In a statement posted to Facebook, Roswell police chief Rusty Grant said an internal investigation has now been launched. "WEBB was placed in custody in Smith & Wesson handcuffs which were double locked and seated in the rear of my patrol vehicle".

"They put me in a situation that was really wrong", Webb told ABC News on Friday.

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

Chief Grant said "after I became aware that this incident occurred, I immediately initiated an internal investigation".

"Since this is an open internal investigation, I can not discuss the details of the incident until the conclusion of the investigation", Grant said.

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