Video shows cops us­ing coin flip to de­cide whether to ar­rest

Daily Times (Primos, PA) - - NEWS -

ROSWELL, GA. » Heads, you’re un­der ar­rest. Tails, you’re free to go. Body cam­era video shows Ge­or­gia po­lice of­fi­cers laugh­ing as they use a coin­flip app to de­cide whether to de­tain a woman dur­ing a traf­fic stop in April.

The video ob­tained by WXIA-TV shows Roswell po­lice Of­fi­cer Court­ney Brown ask­ing Sarah Webb whether she knew how fast she was go­ing. Webb apol­o­gizes, say­ing she was late for work, and Brown tells her to turn off the car and hand over her keys.

Brown then re­turns to her car to con­sult with fel­low of­fi­cers about whether to ar­rest Sarah Webb or just give her a ticket.

“What do you think?” one of the of­fi­cers asks.

Brown says she didn’t record the ac­tual speed at which Webb had been driv­ing. She then can be heard say­ing, “Hold on,” as she opens a coin-flip app on her phone. Of­fi­cer Kris­tee Wilson sug­gests that heads should mean ar­rest and tails should mean re­lease. Brown agrees and flips the coin in the app.

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