Georgia Cop Fired After Dashcam Video Reveals He Rammed Into Suspect With His Car

Taylor Saulters of the Athens-Clarke County Police Department was fired on June 2 after a dashcam video revealed he had lied about hitting a suspect with his car to make an arrest.

The suspect in question, 23-year-old Timmy Patmon, was taken to the hospital and treated for cuts and bruises. Officer Saulters was in pursuit of Patmon for felony parole violation.

Patmon lay on the ground, obviously hurt from being hit by a car, and Saulters threatened to use a stun gun on him.  

“Oh, I know, I know what I did. Why’d you run?” Saulters said.  He later tried to tell fellow officers that striking the suspect with the car was unintentional.  

“I didn’t hit him with the car, I blocked him with the car,” he said. “He ran into the hood of my car and bounced off.”

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation will investigate further and decide whether Saulters will be prosecuted.

H/T: HuffPost