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Government officials to call for hate crime charges against police officer seen cursing and dragging grandmother from car

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The Alpharetta, Georgia police department is under fire after disturbing dashcam footage of officers dragging an elderly woman from her car during a routine traffic stop surfaced.

According to ABC News, the Alpharetta Police Department posted the troubling video and included a statement from Public Safety Chief John Robison. The video, taken from the squad car dashcam shows the May 4 incident in graphic detail.

Rose Campbell, was reportedly pulled over and issued a ticket for failure to maintain her lane, according to WSB-TV. But when Campbell refused to sign the ticket, which is against the law in Georgia, Officer Michael Swerdlove told her she was under arrest.

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Things escalated when an officer aggressively began screaming and cursing at Campbell. He then can be seen grabbing Campbell and trying to pull her out of her vehicle.

“You’re not in charge, shut up and get the f— out of the car!” he’s heard saying on the video.

Rose Campbell can be heard crying out for help from a supervisor.

At one point in the video there are at least five officers on the scene and Campbell is continuing to cry for help, and repeatedly asking to see a supervisor.

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According to WSB-TV, Georgia lawmakers are expected to hold a news conference Friday afternoon in which they will call for Legg to be fired and brought up on hate crimes charges.

There are also reports that Officer Legg has now resigned.

 

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