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Cobb officer resigns after 'your people' traffic stop controversy
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COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- The Cobb County police officer at the center of controversy after a verbal exchange with a black motorist has resigned, 11Alive's Valerie Hoff has confirmed.

Dashcam video captured the incident between Officer Maurice Lawson and Brian Baker last December. Lawson pulled Baker over for allegedly speeding on Mableton Parkway. After Baker asked the officer several times, "Can I go?", Lawson responded:

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

Lawson concluded the exchange with Baker by telling him to “Go back to Fulton County.”

Community activists had called for Lawson to be fired. On Jan. 15, it was announced that Lawson was suspended without pay for two weeks.

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