The Atlanta Police Department has suspended an officer without pay after she was indicted in connection with a crash that severed a woman’s arm.
She had been previously suspended with pay in advance of a hearing before Chief Erika Shields, police said in a statement Jan. 10.
After the hearing, she was suspended without pay “pending adjudication of her case,” police spokesman Officer Jarius Daugherty told AJC.com on Thursday.
A Fulton County grand jury indicted Phillips on charges of serious injury by vehicle, violation of oath of office, failure to obey a traffic control device and reckless driving.
The incident happened about 11:35 p.m. Feb. 21, 2018, as the officer responded to a 911 call.
Phillips, 27, of Atlanta, was driving her patrol car west on Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard when she approached a red light at the Peeples Street intersection, the Georgia State Patrol said in a statement.
Lisa Williams, 52, of Atlanta, approached a green light at the same intersection in a 2013 Kia Soul. Her car was heading north on Peeples, the GSP said.
“At the southeastern corner of the intersection, there is a building that obscures the view of westbound traffic on Ralph David Abernathy,” the GSP said in the statement. “This building also obscures traffic moving northbound on Peeples Street.”
As a result, the officer failed to yield at the intersection and hit the Kia, the GSP said.
Both cars were totaled, and the drivers were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital. Williams lost her left arm.
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