Of­fi­cer who said ‘I don’t care about your peo­ple’ re­signs

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - WORLD - The As­so­ci­ated Press

AT­LANTA — A white po­lice of­fi­cer who told a black driver “I don’t care about your peo­ple” has re­signed in sub­ur­ban At­lanta. On Fri­day, Cobb County po­lice re­leased Of­fi­cer Mau­rice Law­son’s res­ig­na­tion let­ter. It was dated Thurs­day and sub­mit­ted to Chief John Houser. Law­son had been sus­pended with­out pay for two weeks af­ter com­plet­ing a 16-hour train­ing class on de-es­ca­la­tion. In dash­cam video of the Nov. 16 in­ci­dent, Law­son gives Brian Baker two ci­ta­tions. Law­son then says, “Leave. Go away. Go to Ful­ton County.” At­lanta is in neigh­bour­ing Ful­ton County. Law­son can then be heard ask­ing Baker whether he wants to get out of the car to “talk with” him.

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