Roswell mayor reacts to 'flip of the coin' arrest

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The Roswell Mayor is weighing in after two of the city’s officers were placed on paid administrative leave accused of leaving the fate of a woman in the hands of an electronic coin flip app.

Roswell Mayor Lori Henry called the incident “inexcusable” and said she was “shocked and offended” by the officer’s actions.

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.

On her Facebook page, the mayor wrote:

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 and have been on the force about two years, are on paid administrative leave as the department conducts an internal investigation. Chief Grant said it’s still unclear how long it will take to determine the outcome of the internal investigation.

Webb said she is contemplating legal action.

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