Roswell city authorities confirmed to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that two Roswell police officers were dismissed on Thursday morning, weeks after footage surfaced showing them using a coin-flip app to determine an arrest.
Courtney Brown and Kristee Wilson were dismissed after an internal inquiry, according to Roswell city spokeswoman Julie Brechbill in an email to The AJC. The two cops had already been placed on administrative leave after video of the April traffic stop went viral on the internet.
The officers were responding to a reckless-driving call when they used the app to determine if a woman would be arrested. Though the app landed on tails, indicating she’d be released, the officers decided to arrest her anyway.
Roswell police Chief Rusty Grant said he learned of the incident just before the July 4 holiday.
“This behavior is not indicative of the hard-working officers of the Roswell Police Department,” Grant said in a previous statement. “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.”