’Coin-flip Arrest’ Uncovered in WXIA Investigation

Topic: Investigative Reporting | VIDEO
Posted on 7/24/2018

TEGNA’s NBC affiliate WXIA-TV Atlanta discovered that officers decided to arrest or release a local citizen who they stopped at a traffic stop based on flipping a coin. The case against the woman was dropped after the prosecutor watched the body camera footage, showing the arrest decision was based on a coin-flip app (heads for release and tails for jail). Both officers were placed on administrative leave.

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