What to Know
- Rose Campbell, 65, was arrested during a traffic stop on May 4 in Georgia
- Dashcam video appears to show officer James H. Legg cursing at Campbell and yanking her arm before cuffing her and pulling her
- Legg wrote in his resignation letter that he "did what was necessary to complete the arrest by raising my voice"
A Georgia police officer has resigned following the arrest of an elderly woman whose routine traffic stop escalated into a heated confrontation, NBC News reported.
James H. Legg resigned from the Alpharetta Police Department on Friday night over the arrest of Rose Campbell, 65. She was stopped on May 4 after an officer observed her swerve into a neighboring lane.
Dashcam video released by officials after the incident appears to show Legg cursing at Campbell and yanking her arm before cuffing her and pulling her.
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After review of the video, Alpharetta Department of Public Safety Chief John Robison said he had "major concerns" about how Legg conducted himself, according to NBC News affiliate WXIA. The officer "did not perform in a manner that is reflective of who we are as an organization," Robison said in a video posted to Facebook.