From [HERE] The Alpharetta, Ga., police department has suspended an officer and opened an internal investigation, after a traffic stop of a black woman by white cops devolved into the officer screaming an obscenity at the woman and pulling her roughly from her vehicle.
"I just panicked. I just, it was like my heart exploded," motorist Rose Campbell, 65, later told local WSB TV. "I didn't expect that in America. I didn't expect that in Atlanta. I didn't expect that especially in Alpharetta."
Captured on video, Officer James Legg's actions "simply do not represent who we are as an organization," Alpharetta Public Safety Chief John Robison said in a statement as the agency released dashcam footage of the encounter. Here's the video; we'll caution that it includes profanity.
The incident took place at a busy intersection in the northern Atlanta suburb on the night of May 4. That's when an officer stopped Campbell, saying she had turned too sharply at an intersection, encroaching on his lane as two rows of cars turned left.
Campbell didn't agree that she had drifted from her lane — and she refused to sign the citation, saying it was tantamount to admitting guilt. Georgia law requires motorists to either sign a ticket or be taken to jail. [obey us MORE]