Alpharetta officer resigns after traffic stop with grandmother

An Alpharetta police officer has resigned after a video was released of him during a traffic stop with a 65-year-old grandmother, according to police. 

Police dashcam video obtained by Channel 2 Action News shows officer James Legg shouting at driver Rose Campbell.

“Hey, you’re not in charge. Shut the (expletive) up and get out of the car,” Legg yelled at Campbell.

Campbell was pulled over by another officer for failing to maintain her lane as she exited Ga. 400 at Windward Parkway, Channel 2 reported. She allegedly refused to sign her citation since she believed signing the ticket admitted guilt.

She asked to see a supervisor and refused to open her door, leading the officer to attempt to arrest her for disorderly conduct, Channel 2 reported. Legg was among the backup officers who arrived, and the video allegedly shows him being aggressive toward Campbell.

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“I didn't expect that in America,” Campbell told the station. “I didn't expect that in Atlanta. I didn't expect that especially in Alpharetta."

Alpharetta Police Chief John Robison told Channel 2 that he immediately suspended Legg and ordered an internal investigation. On Friday, Legg’s attorney told Channel 2 he resigned from his job.

 

“There are aspects of the video that you are likely about to watch that simply do not represent who we are as an organization,” Robison said via a YouTube video posted by the police department.

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