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Officer receives punishment after 'your people' traffic stop comment
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COBB COUNTY, Ga. – A Cobb County police officer accused of using racially insensitive language during a traffic stop has received his proposed punishment.

Cobb County Police tell 11Alive that they are not yet releasing details of Officer Maurice Lawson's "disciplinary proposal" because he has hired an attorney and asked for a hearing.

That hearing will take place on Jan. 13.

Activists have called for Lawson to be fired after dashcam video showed  him pulling over Brian Baker for traffic violations. After Baker asked the officer several times if he can leave, Lawson responded:

"Leave. Go away. Go to Fulton County. I don't care about your people."

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