ROSWELL, Ga. - The two police officers in Roswell caught on body camera deciding to arrest a driver using an electronic "coin flip app" have been fired. The city made the announcement of their decision Thursday afternoon.
City officials tell FOX 5, the chief of police made the decision this morning to terminate Officers Courtney Brown and Kristee Wilson as a result of the internal investigation. City officials said Chief Rusty Grant, upon reviewing the information, believed the terminations were "warranted."
The two officers had been on paid administrative leave since the incident. Though the termination has been announced, city officials said an internal investigation is still ongoing and the full review of the "coin flip" incident could take weeks or months.
Investigators said Sarah Webb was pulled over last April for speeding along Highway 92. Officers Courtney Brown and Kristee Wilson had the discretion of citing Webb for speeding or arresting for the more serious charge of reckless conduct. Body cam video showed they based their decision on the flip of an electronic coin app. The heads or tails decision went against Webb who was arrested on the more serious charge of reckless conduct and speeding.
BREAKING: Termination letters of officers who decided arrest of driver through a coin flip app. Documents state officers showed "tendency to destroy public respect" for Roswell Police @FOX5Atlanta @pgFox5 @TravisMFOX5— Jaclyn Schultz FOX 5 (@jaclynFOX5ATL) July 26, 2018
Roswell Police Chief Rusty Grant told FOX 5 News prosecutors dropped the charges after the Fulton County Solicitor General’s Office learned of the circumstance surrounding the arrest of Webb.
Officers Brown and Wilson, who are in their 20s, had been on the force about two years.
Webb said she is contemplating legal action.