Georgia cops flip a coin to decide whether to arrest motorist

S | Woman arrested on the flip of a coin

The video obtained by WXIA-TV shows Roswell police Officer Courtney Brown asking Sarah Webb whether she knew how fast she was going.

As she is led towards the auto, Webb begins to cry, and body cam shows the hair stylist sobbing in the back seat of the patrol vehicle. The unnamed police officer told WXIA that everyone in the department knew about the incident for months.

CNN has reached out to Wilson but has not received a reply.

Webb was caught allegedly speeding past a police cruiser in Georgia and was pulled over. The officer then took to Wilson to ask her what she should do, according to bodycam footage via 11 Alive. Officer Kristee Wilson suggests that heads should mean arrest and tails should mean release.

"It was gross negligence and recklessness on behalf of the Roswell Police Department. that they would allow me to go to jail on a coin flip", Webb said Friday.

The "coin" landed on heads, which meant Webb was cuffed.

But perhaps forgetting, or not caring, Wilson called for Sarah's arrest, using the code "23".

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The woman they pulled over said she's dismayed by the officers' coin flip approach. Webb had no idea that the officers used the coin flip method until Alive 11 alerted her of the video.

'It makes me so upset seeing [Sarah] crying. Instead, the two can be heard laughing as they decide to charge Webb with reckless driving and arrest her anyway. This caused a big financial hardship to our family'.

'I couldn't believe what I was seeing, to be honest, ' Grant said.

Roswell Police Chief Rusty Grant said an internal department source told him about the incident right before July 4.

Webb had already spent a few hours in jail and had her auto impounded by the arresting officer despite her boyfriend showing up to retrieve it.

'I would like to see them fired, because they shouldn't have been playing with my freedom on a flip of a coin, ' she said. All of the charges against Webb have been dropped and there's an internal affairs investigation underway.

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