Georgia Officer Fired After Purposely Hitting Fleeing Black Man With Police Car

Taylor Saulters
Photo: Athens-Clarke County, Ga., Police Department (Facebook)

An Athens-Clarke County, Ga., police officer is out of a job after an investigation determined that he purposely rammed his police cruiser into a fleeing suspect.

According to ABC News, Officer Taylor Saulters was first suspended after the incident, which occurred Friday, but was ultimately fired Saturday.

“After reviewing the officers’ body camera footage, and all the other facts and circumstances of this case, Chief Scott Freeman terminated the employment of Officer Taylor Saulters,” the Athens-Clarke County PD said in a statement.

During the encounter, Saulters is seen in his cruiser driving after the suspect, identified as Timmy Patmon, who was wanted on a felony probation warrant and was attempting to escape on foot. Saulters uses his vehicle in an attempt to first block Patmon’s path, but

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