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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

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