A Georgia cop who was caught on camera trying to shake down a citizen for a bribe, turning to the woman with the camera and slapping it out of her hand, resigned this week after admitting to the crimes.
But Brandon Brown has yet to be arrested, even though the district attorney has been reviewing the case since August 6, proving once again that police are above the law.
Instead, Dekalb County Police Chief Cedric Alexander is vowing to restore “swagger” within the department.
But swagger, defined as carrying oneself arrogantly, pompously or even bullying, is exactly the way they’ve been acting these last few years, which is why another cop was arrested last week on drug trafficking charges and a previous chief was sentenced to prison last year for a bribery conviction and several other officers arrested earlier this year for protecting drug dealers (just a few of several stories I found on Google).
Perhaps the fact that Brown was only demanding $50 from a man in exchange for not arresting him on marijuana charges early last month made him look like small potatoes compared to the rest of the department.
After all, a cop with swagger would have demanded much more.
Call Dekalb County District Attorney Robert James at (404) 371-2561 to inquire as to why Brown has not yet been charged.