Georgia Cop Fired over Viral Video where he Plants Knee on Woman's Head

Nathan Dimoff

Gwinnett County police officer Michael Oxford was fired for being rude and using profanity, not for use of force.

The Gwinnett County Police Department opened up an investigation into officer Michael Oxford after two TikTok videos went viral on Wednesday .

Prior to the video going viral, the department had already opened up an investigation into the officer, according to the updated press release.

The department called their approach towards investigating the officers actions a “three-pronged” investigation.

“In order to do this, a three-pronged investigation was started that addressed the following concerns: the arrest of Smith, the use of force, and the conduct of Officer Oxford.”

During the first two prongs of the investigations, the department found the officers use of force along with the deployment of his taser justifiable. Due to Smith's actions during the incident, the department found the arrest of Smith to be justifiable as well.

The officers conduct and how he approached the women were the cause of his termination.

The woman’s mother, Aytra Thomas, was one of the witnesses of Oxfords actions.

“When he came up he said, ‘You all need to shut the fuck up,” Thomas said, according to WSBTV.

Oxford was aggressive, the moment approached the women, Thomas continued.

According to the press release:

“That investigation looked at whether proper de-escalation techniques were used, and whether Officer Oxford violated our policy based on the manner in which he handled the incident. Our policy states that each member of this department shall consider it his or her duty to be of service to the general public and to render that service in a kind, considerate, and patient manner.”

The department also said the officer’s actions went against one of their core values – courtesy.

“The investigation in this case has shown that officer Oxford violated our policy and did not meet our core values.”

Officer Oxford was terminated on Friday and the department released Oxfords body camera footage in an act of public transparency.

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Michael Anhar
Michael Anhar

Yup. They're trying to give him cover for the inevitable civil lawsuit that he gets slapped with. Won't matter. The video will make more of an impression than his not being fired for the constitutional and statutory violations he committed, which are in his own bodycam video.

Think 4 urself
Think 4 urself

Keep repeating the lie of a knee on her neck. Just discredits pinac, and proves you to be a shitty journalist.

supervisionrequired
supervisionrequired

Our policy states that each member of this department shall consider it his or her duty to be of service to the general public and to render that service in a kind, considerate, and patient manner.

i am sure that is in ALL of the blue lies mafia policy's everywhere! we just don't get to see it ever! what we do see is that they treat different groups .... differently! if your poor your treated like trash and talked down to, if your rich it's what can we do to help!

supervisionrequired
supervisionrequired

Gwinnett County police officer Michael Oxford was fired for being rude and using profanity, not for use of force.

in other words..... we don't care if the arrest is legal, we don't care what force is used (including killing), but use bad language and be rude...... YOUR OUT OF HERE!

the only reason they claim the arrest was justified is so the victim has a harder time suing the city!


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