Officer seen tasing, punching woman during speeding ticket warrant arrest

An Atlanta police officer is fired after video shows him Tasing and beating a woman over a speeding ticket in front of her sobbing four-year-old daughter. Maggie Thomas was arrested outside her Atlanta apartment complex on May 1

Video recorded by witness shows Sgt James Hines repeatedly Tasering Thomas, throwing her on the ground and punching her in the face 

Hines claimed in his report that he punched Thomas in the left eye after she bit him, but the woman denies it 

Last week, police recommended that all charges be dropped against Thomas 

Hines, a 16-year veteran of the department, was terminated on May 17 for unnecessary use of force


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