Police Officer Suspended After Roughly Handling 65-Year-Old Woman at Traffic Stop

A police officer in Alpharetta, Georgia, has been suspended after he was caught on dashcam video roughly handling a 65-year-old woman during a traffic stop.

In a statement

The officer calls for someone to help him get her out of the car, as he appears to pull on the woman's arm.

"If you break my arm," the woman begins, as the officer shouts over her, "You're under arrest. You need to step out of the car."

As the scuffle continues, another officer gets involved as the woman continues to call for a supervisor. The second officer says, "We're not going to try to hurt you," as the first officer continues to pull the woman by the arm in an apparent attempt to drag her out of the car.

A third officer approaches and bellows at the woman to "shut the f*** up and get out of the car."

As she begins to get out, officers tell her to calm down, but as she repeats her calls for a supervisor, the third officer appears to grab her by the arm aggressively and pull her.

By the end of the video, at least four officers appear to be involved in the woman's arrest, while two others can be seen standing by.

"As you'll see, this was a complicated issue due to the age of the driver, as the officer did not want to hurt her," the ADPS spokesperson wrote in a statement.

"Backup was requested and available officers responded to the scene," according to the police. However, in an apparent reference to the third officer in the video, the spokesperson said one of the officers "interjected himself into the situation using language and tactics that were inappropriate, even inflammatory."

The department spokesperson said the officer's behavior did not reflect that of the organization and that an internal investigation was under way.

The spokesperson added that signing a ticket is required in Georgia, and that officers are permitted to take those ticketed into custody to be brought before a magistrate to pay a cash bond as a "promise to appear in court."

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