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Police Incidents

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Overview

Unlike many other forms of police technology, body-worn cameras can serve both a law enforcement and a public accountability function. The incidents contained on this page have been released due to multiple open records requests and are considered "high-profile". Documents related to these incidents are also available.

Incidents under investigation will not be released to the public and will not be available on this page.

Available Incidents

City of Roswell Police Department Gap Analysis

On September 24, 2018, Roswell City Council voted unanimously to hire the Center for Public Safety Management to conduct a comprehensive assessment of the Roswell Police Department.


 



April 7, 2018 Incident: Coin Flip
In April 2018, two Roswell police officers conducted a traffic stop of a woman accused of speeding. The officers utilized a coin toss app in the decision making process to arrest the woman. After an internal investigation, the two officers have been terminated.

Incident Documents

 



March 10, 2018 Incident: Traffic Stop
In May 2018, an on-duty Roswell police officer conducted a traffic stop of an off-duty Roswell police officer. The video and documents below detail the stop. Audio in portions of the video has been muted due to HIPAA laws. The officers were discussing detailed health issues of the off-duty police officer.

Incident Documents

 



January 2, 2018 Incident: Golf Cart
In January 2018, Roswell Police officers conducted a traffic stop of a 13-year-old boy driving a golf cart down Highway 9. The incident involves a minor, so his face has been concealed in the video and the audio removed when he or the officers mention his name, mother’s name, birthdate, and home address. All identifying factors of the minor has also been redacted from any written reports.

Incident Documents

 



August 4, 2016 Incident: K-9
In 2016, a Roswell police officer conducted a traffic stop of an alleged stolen vehicle. Once the officer made contact with the occupants of the vehicle, two of the three fled. The officer commanded the occupants to return to avoid release of the police K-9. One occupant returned and although the officer commanded the K-9 to rest, it went after the occupant despite multiple commands from the human officer. After this incident occurred, the K-9 was given additional training and has not had any incidents with following commands since the additional training.

Incident Documents