A Cobb County police officer by the name of Maurice Lawson has resigned after telling a black driver, “I don’t care about your people”.
Back in November of 2015, Lawson pulled over middle school teacher Brian Baker who was cited for speeding and failing to maintain his lane in Cobb County.
After video footage of the traffic stop released, it caused a lot of controversy. Baker was heard on the video asking Lawson, “Can I go?”. Lawson replied by saying, ‘Can you go? Leave. Go Away. Go to Fulton County. I don’t care about your people, man, go’.
Initally, Lawson was suspended without pay for two weeks but now has left his job. In his resignation letter Lawson still claims that he said, “I don’t care about YOU people, instead of, “YOUR” people. He also says that there was no racial motivation behind his comment. You be the judge..
Video footage of Cobb County cop telling driver, “I don’t care about your people” during traffic stop. pic.twitter.com/UXatGiWcnJ
— Everything Georgia (@GAFollowers) December 5, 2015