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When a traffic stop of a black woman turns brutal

6 December

Maggie Thomas had an unpaid fine for failing to appear in court. She was stopped by Sgt. Higgs of the Atlanta Police and an altercation took place. Video shows Sgt. Higgs punching Ms Thomas in the face and tasering her on the ground as her daughter looked on. After the video of the incident went public the authorities condemned the police officer for using necessary force and he was later sacked.