Cops Toss Coin in Driver's Arrest in Georgia

Pauline Gross
July 14, 2018

Pretty shocking video here of 2 Georgia cops giggling while using a coin flip app to determine if they should arrest a speeding motorist - and the recorded incident got both officers suspended.

"It just hurt to know that these people are supposed to be looking out for you and it was a game to them", she said. Officer Courtney Brown added a charge of reckless driving because of the wet pavement but asked fellow officers what she should do.

Webb was pulled over in April for driving almost twice the limit; she was doing 80 on a rain-slicked roadway posted at 45 miles per hour, 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.

Heads meant Webb would be arrested; tales means the woman was free to go.

Sarah Webb being arrested.

The officers then agree that if it's heads, she would be arrested and if tails, she would receive the ticket.

That's when Brown turned to a coin-flipping app on her phone to decide Webb's fate.

The woman they pulled over said she's dismayed by the officers' coin flip approach.

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'This isn't a police procedure, to bring a coin flip - whether it's an app or an actual coin toss - that's not part of that decision making to decide to take someone's freedom, ' Grant said.

Officer Brown: "Yeah. So release?"

Webb, however, says placing the officers on leave is not punishment enough.

But then Wilson suggests a police code for arrest, and the two can be heard laughing. She cries as she is being handcuffed, and footage from inside the vehicle shows her sobbing in the back seat.

Webb didn't learn of the coin flip until investigators for 11 Alive contacted her.

"Wow, these people put my freedom in the hands of a coin flip", Webb told 11Alive.

"She said, "I have watched the videos and I absolutely refuse to prosecute this case", Webb said.

Rusty Grant, the chief of police in Roswell, told NBC News that the officers have been placed on leave. This past Monday the charges against Webb were dismissed.

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