Officers caught on video flipping coin to decide whether they'll arrest driver

Roswell GA police made an arrest rather than ticket a driver based on a coin toss

Roswell GA police made an arrest rather than ticket a driver based on a coin toss

Two police officers in Georgia allegedly used a coin flip app to decide whether a woman should be arrested. Webb had pleaded that she was late for work, Brown told her fellow Roswell Police Department officer in a traffic stop captured on Brown's body camera.

One officer says to the other "A heads, R tails". Although the coin landed on tails, the officers arrested Webb anyway.

Body cam video showed they based their decision on the flip of an electronic coin app. As a result, the cops are on administrative leave during an internal affairs investigation - and Webb's charges were dropped.

With Webb still in her auto, she had no idea she had just lost a coin flip that would take her freedom.

Brown proceeds to open a coin-flipping app on her phone, according to WXIA.

Both officers had served in the Atlanta Police Department, spokesman John Chafee told The Washington Post on Saturday. Wilson is heard saying "23', the code for arrest".

"So release?" Brown says.

Rusty Grant, the chief of police in Roswell, told NBC News that the officers have been placed on leave.

The other officer pointed out she also didn't have any tickets.

WXIA-TV reported the department denied Webb's request to see the video. She was handcuffed and placed in the back of the police cruiser crying.

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

"She said, "I have watched the videos and I absolutely refuse to prosecute this case", Webb said.

Chief Grant said it's still unclear how long it will take to determine the outcome of the internal investigation.

"I have much higher expectations of our police officers and I am appalled that any law enforcement officer would trivialize the decision-making process of something as important as the arrest of a person", Grant said in a statement Friday.

"These are people who are supposed to protect us, and instead are treating our freedom and our lives like games", she said.

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