Police Officers Under Investigation After Coin Flip Antics During an Arrest

Glen Norman
July 16, 2018

The news outlet reported Webb was pulled over for a traffic stop this past April for allegedly speeding past a police cruiser.

Now, amid our investigation, both officers are on administrative leave. They apparently disregarded the result (tails), and took in the driver anyway.

That's when one officer can be heard saying "A" for "Arrest" if the coin landed on heads or "R" for "Release if it landed on tails".

Brown proceeds to open a coin-flipping app on her phone, according to WXIA. Brown had tagged Webb for speeding as well as reckless driving since the roads were wet.

A spokesperson for Roswell Police Department told Newsweek on Saturday that she did not personally know about the case because of a brief work absence the previous week. But Wilson responded with "23", which is police code for arrest.


Brown said she didn't have speed detection equipment, and Wilson said she didn't have any tickets.

"I'm so sorry, I'm late for work", Webb, a hair stylist, is heard telling the officer in body cam video obtained by WSB-TV.

"Michael Jordan?" Brown said while laughing.

Police Chief Rusty Grant said of the Bodycam footage, "I couldn't believe what I was seeing, to be honest".

Video shows Brown arrest Webb.


"They're very degrading and rude and mean", Webb told Inside Edition.

The incident raises questions about whether Brown and Wilson have used a coin flip to determine other arrests, either in Roswell or Atlanta.

"I believe that this is not the first time they have done this because they did it easily - they knew right where to go for the coin toss in the app; they thought it was cute", she said.

"Wow, these people put my freedom in the hands of a coin flip", she said. "After I became aware that this incident occurred, I immediately initiated an internal investigation into the matter".

"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. "I don't think at all that they should be getting a paid vacation", she said.


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