Georgia Cop Arrested For Spitting on Black Woman, Calling Her a ‘Low Life N*gger’
A Georgia police officer has been placed on leave after he was arrested for allegedly spitting on a black woman and calling her a “low life n*gger.”
Clayton County police officer Thomas Sheats has been charged with battery, assault, and disorderly conduct for the incident that took place on June 29.
He was arrested and booked at Henry County Jail and has since been released on bond.
In June, Sheats followed 27-year-old Michelle Griffith for miles along Highway 155, blowing his horn, swerving around the road, and even ramming her car.
The woman finally pulled into a parking lot where Sheats walked to her car and began to shout at her.
“Why the f*** you going 35 miles per hour on a 45 mile per hour road,” Sheats reportedly yelled at her.
She explained that he could have simply passed her which is when she says he really exploded.
“’I couldn’t pass, you low life piece of s*** n*gger’… and he spit on me,” Griffith says.
She says she was horrified and the cop yelled so loud that it attracted people from stores all around to come outside.
Some people even wrote down his tag number. Witnesses confirm that Sheats spit on her before the cop, who was off duty and not in uniform, got back in his car and drove off.
“He was in her face the entire time,” witness Tristan Holt said. “It was wrong. Everything he did was wrong in my opinion.”
Griffith says she wants Sheats fired from the department completely.
“I want him gone, period,” she said.
It’s not the cop’s first time in trouble with the law, he was arrested for domestic violence in 2012.
He is currently on unpaid leave while the department of Internal Affairs investigates the incident.