A Dekalb County police officer was arrested Tuesday on a simple assault charge that came out of an argument he had with a woman over a cell phone call.
Officer Jameel H. Fraser was quickly released from DeKalb County’s jail after posting a $250 bond for the misdemeanor charge, according to records.
Kimia McMoore, who sought the warrant, said Fraser assaulted her and briefly detained her outside her apartment on North Hill Parkway.
She was later treated at Northside Hospital for a broken wrist, according to hospital records.
Fraser – who has been on the force less than two years - remains on administrative leave with pay while the department investigates McMoore’s charge, police said Wednesday.
According a written account, Fraser was wearing shorts, a T-shirt and a DKPD cap when he came up on the 34-year-old Chamblee woman as she was using her Bluetooth linked to her cell phone to talk to her daughter. Fraser asked McMoore who she was talking to and she pointed to the device in her ear.
McMoore told police Fraser then followed her to her car and tried to detain her. She said they continued to argue and she pushed Fraser away, not realizing he was a policeman.
McMoore called 911.
That is when Fraser left to call for back-up, telling the dispatcher McMoore was disorderly.
He returned with a set of handcuffs, placed a cuff on her right wrist and waited for officers to arrive, the report states.
The responding officers put McMoore in the rear seat of the patrol car, with her hands cuffed behind her, but they eventually released her without any charges, according to the report.
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