VIDEO: Officer Fired for Use of Profanity with Teen

The officer is appealing the decision

By Calibre Press  |   Dec 7, 2016


A former Social Circle, Ga., police officer said he will appeal being fired after video of a shocking traffic stop with a teenager.

Social Circle Police Chief Tyrone Oliver said, along with threatening and cursing out a 17-year-old boy during a traffic stop on November 23,  former Officer James Sanders violated policies. Oliver decided to fire Sanders, an 8-year-veteran on the force, Thursday.

Oliver said an anonymous woman called asking him to investigate, after she said, Sanders pulled over a car and “cussed out” teenagers. The Chief reviewed body camera and dash cam video from the incident.

He said it showed Sanders at a traffic stop with another officer when a black Jeep rode by. Sanders heard one of the four passengers in the Jeep yell, “F—- the Police.”  At that point, he followed the car and pulled it over on North Cherokee Road, according to Oliver.

In the footage, Sanders can be seen yelling at the occupants. He also singled out the teenager who admitted to yelling the profanity-laced remark.  Oliver said Sanders also urged the teenager to fight him.

“The teen kept saying, ‘No, I don’t want to do it.’ And he’s like, ‘No, you’re a tough guy…,'” Oliver said.

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