- A police officer from the Gwinnett County Police Department in Georgia was fired after a viral video on TikTok showed he used a Taser on an unarmed woman outside her mother’s home.
- Former officer Michael Oxford had been placed on desk duty following the Tuesday incident but was later fired, the Gwinnett County Police Department announced on Friday, citing inappropriate conduct in the field.
- “The investigation, in this case, has shown that Officer Oxford violated our policy and did not meet our core values,” the department said in a statement. “We strive to conduct ourselves in a manner that promotes mutual respect within the community and our peers.”
- A police officer in Georgia was fired from the Gwinnett County Police Department after he was seen in a viral video tasing an unarmed Black woman outside her mother’s home on Tuesday.
According to WSB-TV, former police officer Michael Oxford was fired by the Gwinnett County Police Department for his conduct in the field. It was not the result of his use of force, the police department said, according to a report from WSB.
- “Gwinnett County police officers have a duty on conduct to interact with the public in a kind, considerate, and patient manner. Based on the video, we do not believe Officer Oxford displayed the conduct we expect from officers in Gwinnett County,” said Cpl. Collin Flynn of the Gwinnett County Police Department told WSB-TV.
The incident was the subject of a viral TikTok video, which has been viewed at least 20 million times. The video shows a struggle between Oxford and the woman standing on the front porch as he attempted to handcuff her. Then, Oxford can be seen pointing and firing his taser at the woman, before she fell to the ground in the bushes in front of the house.