By now, you may have seen the repulsive video of SIX police officers violently arresting a 65-year-old woman in Alpharetta, Georgia.
Officer James Legg, who is at the center of the incident, was suspended amid an internal investigation. He subsequently resigned.
During a press conference on Friday, the police department acknowledged Legg’s action completely inappropriate.
Officer Howard Miller, department spokesperson said:
One of the officers who responded requested backup, and Officer Legg, when he arrived on the scene, engaged in the incident and apparently lost his cool and his temper, and acted inappropriately with his words and his actions.
11 Alive reports:
On Thursday, the department posted a 17-minute video of an encounter between police and Rose Campbell during a May 4 traffic stop. The incident escalated from a run-of-the-mill traffic stop to an incident that ended with six officers trying to restrain Campbell.
According to the incident report, Campbell repeatedly refused to sign her citation, though Miller said she was required to under Georgia law. Signing the ticket is not an admission of guilt, according to Alpharetta police, but only serves as a signature bond.
The department also said it is typical for every officer in the vicinity of a call to respond when back up is requested. It also said people are legally required to follow officer commands, including exiting a vehicle.
Several local lawmakers also held a news conference on Friday, who said Campbell was a Lyft driver and had a passenger in the car at the time of the arrest.
This is disgusting! James Legg should face charges for his actions.
Actually, all of the officers should be investigated/charged for not stepping in to get Legg under control.