A Georgia cop has been fired after he was caught on a viral TikTok video tasing an unarmed black girl on her entrance porch, officers stated Friday.
Michael Oxford, previously of the Gwinnett County Police Division outdoors of Atlanta, was first positioned on desk responsibility following the Tuesday incident and was fired Friday after an inner probe, the police division stated in an announcement.
“The investigation in this case has shown that Officer Oxford violated our policy and did not meet our core values,” the division stated.
“We strive to conduct ourselves in a manner that promotes mutual respect within the community and our peers.”
The incident unfolded Tuesday night when Oxford responded to a house in Loganville after receiving a report for a broken automotive. The complainant instructed cops a bunch of individuals threw a bottle at her automotive, which left behind an unknown liquid on the car, AJC reported.
The incident was captured on the house owner’s surveillance system and after police reviewed the video, they acknowledged Aytra Thomas, who was on a porch throughout the road.
When Oxford approached Thomas to talk together with her, a bunch of ladies, together with Thomas’s daughter Kyndesia Smith, 22, started shouting at him, the outlet stated, citing an inner police report.
Oxford stated the shouting made it “difficult to speak with Aytra and further conduct my investigation” and instructed Smith she wanted to pipe down or transfer away if she didn’t need to be thrown in jail on obstruction fees, the police report states, based on AJC.
In a video of the incident, which has racked up tens of millions of views on TikTok, Smith may be heard saying “I’m not going nowhere” and “You’re on my property. We did not call you.”
When Oxford tried to put Smith beneath arrest, she stood behind her mom, main the previous cop to start out grabbing her, the video reveals.
When Smith refused Oxford’s orders to “get on the ground,” he tased her, sending her falling into bushes beneath the porch, video reveals.
Smith, who police say kicked Oxford when she was finally positioned beneath arrest, was charged with felony obstruction and easy battery towards a police officer and was launched Wednesday after posting a bond.
Oxford has labored with the division since February 2019 and had no disciplinary historical past, based on data.