Cop Accused Of Racist Remarks During Traffic Stop Resigns
Lawson maintains his remarks were misinterpreted and weren't racist.By Eugene Daniels | January 30, 2016
Maurice Lawson, a Cobb County police officer, has put in his two weeks notice after being accused of racist remarks. Lawson had already been suspended for two weeks without pay and forced to attend de-escalation training.
Lawson's lawyer released a statement saying the officer thought his return to duty would be "an unnecessary distraction." (Video via WSB-TV)
The resignation comes after this controversial traffic stop in November. “Leave. Go away. Go to Fulton County. I don't care about your people," Lawson says to a driver during a traffic stop.