MABLETON, GA (WXIA) – Cobb County Police Officer Maurice Lawson, has not been on the force very long, but he has already received a reprimand. Lawson is the subject of a complaint received after a controversial traffic stop in Mableton last month.
Motorist Brian Baker filed a complaint against Lawson over the officer’s treatment of him during a traffic stop on Mableton Parkway. Lawson admitted he lost his composure during the traffic stop with Baker.
What happened was partially captured in body camera video from a second officer, A.J. Grizanti. He arrived on the scene after Lawson’s first exchange with Baker – one which Lawson told him did not go well.
“The first thing out of his mouth was – I was like ‘how are you doing tonight, sir’,” Lawson said. “And he was like ‘Sober – what did you stop me for!’ He yelled at me and I yelled back.”
Grizanti replied, “I’ll go talk to him.”