NPR

Georgia Police Officer Suspended After Screaming Obscenity At 65-Year-Old Woman

A traffic stop of Rose Campbell north of Atlanta devolved into a white officer screaming an obscenity at the black woman and pulling her roughly from her vehicle.
"I just panicked. I just, it was like my heart exploded," Rose Campbell told local WSB TV, after she was pulled from her vehicle and screamed at during an arrest over a traffic stop. Source: Alpharetta Department of Public Safety

The Alpharetta, Ga., police department has suspended an officer and opened an internal investigation, after a traffic stop of a 65-year-old black woman devolved into the officer screaming an obscenity at the woman and pulling her roughly from her vehicle.

"I just panicked. I just, it was like my heart exploded," motorist Rose Campbell later . "I

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from NPR

NPR1 min read
Oh Dear: Photos Show What Humans Have Done To The Planet
Some scientists say we've entered a new geological epoch — the anthropocene era — defined by the human impact on the global landscape. Three artists traveled to 22 countries to see what we've wrought.
NPR2 min readPolitics
Brazilian Judge Acquits Man Who Stabbed Jair Bolsonaro
The judge says Adélio Bispo de Oliveira was mentally ill when he almost killed the then-presidential candidate during a campaign stop. Bolsonaro, now president, vows to overturn the ruling.
NPR3 min readTech
Why Safer Cars Don't Lead To Cheaper Car Insurance ... Yet
Many new cars have optional features that can help prevent accidents. But those same features also make repairs more expensive. The result? Premiums can go up for cars that are less likely to crash.