Watch: Off-Duty Georgia Officer Charged in Racial Road Rage Assault

The officer was arrested and placed on administrative leave after the incident during which he called a woman a “low life piece of [expletive] n**ger.”

Georgia Officer Arrested in Racist Road Rage Incident

Clayton County, Ga., officer Thomas Sheats was arrested and charged in a racial road rage assault.


A police officer in Clayton County, Ga., has been arrested and placed on administrative leave after a road rage incident on June 29, during which he tailgated and hurled racial epithets at a woman, according to WSB-TV 2.

During the incident that recently came to light, officer Thomas Sheats allegedly tailgated Michele Griffith, 27, in her car before following her into a parking lot, where he called her a "low life piece of [expletive] n*gger," and then spit on her, the report says. 

He was charged with simple battery, simple assault and disorderly conduct after after the incident during which he drove “for miles, blowing his horn, swerving from side to side, and bumping her vehicle from behind with his truck,” the report says.

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