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Georgia officer fired for tasing woman who was obstructing an investigation

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A Gwinnett County police officer has been fired after a video went viral showing him deploying his taser on a woman who failed to listen to his commands.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Officer Michael Oxford violated department policy when he deployed his taser.

The questionable arrest happened on Wednesday, with Oxford being moved to a desk job while the incident was under investigation.

Oxford was at the home for a property damage call. He was attempting to speak to a woman in a white dress, who was suspected of throwing a bottle of a passing car and verbally threatening the driver.

While trying to interview the suspect, a group of women on the porch began shouting at Oxford. When he tried to intervene and have the group calm down, tensions escalated and resulted in one woman falling into a bush after she was tased.

The Department has stated Oxford’s use of force was within policy and that the woman did obstruction the investigation, but Oxford was fired for not following the core value of “courtesy.”

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