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Friday January 27th, 2023 7:56PM

Oakwood Police officer steps down ahead of termination

By Natalie Sadler Anchor/Reporter
A former officer with the Oakwood Police Department resigned ahead of his imminent termination on Monday.
 
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Timothy Holbrook’s termination stemmed from an incident in September where he used “excessive force” while arresting an intoxicated woman.
 
Annie Lloyd was at the Phenom Ink tattoo parlor on McEver Road on Sept. 24, and she called the Oakwood Police Department to report a theft and assault.
 
Lloyd was with a friend, and Lloyd said her friend slapped her and tried to take her car keys. 
 
When police arrived, Holbrook allegedly argued with Lloyd for several minutes. She refused his commands to sit next to the patrol car and call a rideshare service since she was intoxicated.
 
Holbrook turned to put Lloyd in handcuffs, but the AJC reports that she turned away in the process. Holbrook then slammed Lloyd to the ground, which briefly knocked her unconscious.
 
Lloyd filed a complaint on Oct. 7 and Holbrook was placed on administrative leave. The Oakwood Police Department opened an internal investigation and determined that Holbrook’s use of force did not line up with the department’s training.
 
Oakwood Police Chief Tim Hatch told the AJC that although Holbrook used excessive force, he was justified in arresting Lloyd. 
 
Lloyd was charged with obstruction of a law enforcement officer and public intoxication.
 
Holbrook will still be able to find another job as a law enforcement officer, but he will need to find a different department. Additionally, his file will reflect his resignation and intended termination.
 
AccessWDUN has reached out to the Oakwood Police Department for a comment.
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