Atlanta Police Lt. Hits Officer Directing Traffic, Bites Him During Arrest

Sandy Malone

Atlanta Police Lt. Sharonne Steed is facing multiple felony charges after she ran into and then bit a police officer.

Atlanta, GA – A 23-year veteran of the Atlanta police department was locked up after she tried to run over an officer directing traffic on Friday and then bit him as she resisted arrest.

The incident occurred at about 3 p.m. on April 10 as Atlanta Police Officer Joel Paul Curtis Richardson was worked off-duty directing traffic at a Wells Fargo bank off Camp Creek Parkway, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Officer Richardson tried to give traffic directions to a woman who refused to comply with his order.

The driver – later identified as off-duty Atlanta Police Lieutenant Sharonne Steed – ignored the officer’s directions and eventually bumped her personally-owned vehicle into Officer Richardson, WXIA reported.

After that, the officer tried to remove Lt. Steed from her vehicle but she fought him.

Lt. Steed bit the officer on the hand as she was resisting arrest, WXIA reported.

Afterwards, she identified herself as an Atlanta police official and supervisors were called to the scene to sort out the mess.

Fulton County Jail records revealed that multiple felony warrants were issued for Lt. Steed after she attacked the officer, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

The lieutenant turned herself in on April 14 was arrested and charged with obstruction, aggravated assault, and violation of oath by public officer, WXIA reported.

She was transported to the Fulton County Jail and held without bond, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Lt. Steed, who joined the police force in 1997, was a supervisor at the Atlanta police’s Airport Precinct before she was arrested.

Atlanta Police Department Spokesman Carlos Campos said Lt. Steed had been placed on administrative leave pending the adjudication of the charges against her and the completion of an internal affairs investigation, the Atlanta-Journal Constitution reported.

It wasn’t known if Lt. Steed was being paid while on administrative leave.

Comments (139)
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Davidtwmay24
Davidtwmay24

She's one crazy entitled woman who thinks she's in the right and will start screaming discrimination and it's all the patriarchy that is oppressed by and then the inevitable lawsuit...

flybynight
flybynight

Crazy704/lowestcom don't let us down!!!!

flybynight
flybynight

Hope the attacked officers shots are up to date.

Saints
Saints

Really hope this LT gets charge to the full extent of the law... and tha officer should sue her for damages loss of work and pain... she needs to be fired

LEO0301
LEO0301

Oh boy! This is a story custom made for crazy creepy 704.

JBoH
JBoH

This is a really unfortunate situation and if it is as depicted in this article, she needs to lose her badge...irregardless of any judicial outcomes. To throw your 24 year career in jeopardy over something as stupid as a traffic issue is idiotic.

LynnSB
LynnSB

What an idiotic crazy entitled bitch she thinks because she is a lieutenant and the police department she can do whatever the hell she wants and furthermore bump her own car into a officer really and then resist arrest and in fact bite the officer this crazy bitch really really needs to have a psych eval and needs to be locked up she should not be allowed out with other people —. Here we go again she’s. Black and a woman watch all the excuses come out why she did it and why she should be laid off and then she’s going to turn around and sue watch her walk away with about a half a mill what a fucked up society we have

Ghost_00000001
Ghost_00000001

Hey maybe she was hungry and wanted fast food

sarc

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

You can take the black out of the ghetto...

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

Why is this a story? A cop being unduly violent is absolutely nothing new.

mart00891
mart00891

What's the backstory?
She know/have history with the victim?
Under extreme job-related stress?
But, ouch.. 23 year career... like that? WTF?

2jazzyj
2jazzyj

Affirmative Action at its finest I see! Way to piss away a long career!

Jones24
Jones24

Hangry maybe?

Schick56
Schick56

IDIOT, 😠

reverett456117502
reverett456117502

She needs to be fired, her pension taken away and stripped of everything to do with law enforcement! What a foolish thing for someone in authority at a PD to do!!

Viking24
Viking24

The back story is that she is a product of nepotism and had already had her ranked reduced from major to lieutenant. She is another worthless turd on the APD. REFUSED a piss test also

cspcapt
cspcapt

she needs to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

XIHP308
XIHP308

Real stupid nothing would explain it.

KTCSon-shine
KTCSon-shine

The possibility of rabies is great.
But wait for it... race, gender, and history of disenfranchisement will be put on the table. Ghetto lottery announcement coming soon.

ShadowGryphon
ShadowGryphon

"Atlanta Lieutenant Hits Officer Directing Traffic, Bites Him During Arrest"
I.... wait.... what?!
O_O

Anomie88
Anomie88

Its the zombie virus.

DarrellB
DarrellB

Better get her pee pee tested.
24 years? Sounds like something extra was on-board.

Sassy325
Sassy325

Fire her! What the hell was she on?

RunCop
RunCop

Do we even need to ask?

bryantrent
bryantrent

She is out of the job

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

What an embarrassing way to end your career... and much deserved too. I can't imagine her justification for her actions.

Former liberal
Former liberal

Every. Single Time.

RunCop
RunCop

NNBS

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

Another entitled Black Terminatrix on the loose!! Its no wonder almost 80% of single black mothers are unwed! Nobody wants to marry crazy but for some reason have no problem stick their dick in crazy!!

MICHAEL THE POET
MICHAEL THE POET

You know what I SAY the Fraternal Order of Police and Individual COPS should Sue the Criminals bad people take their Property & their Bank accounts and REAL ESTATE

Crystal638
Crystal638

I'm an african american woman. The other day inwas sitting in the parking lot of a major shopping plaza. Several stores were open and there were lines of people. The parking lot was full. I was minding my own business. A car pulls alongside me and a young black man asks me was I ok. I said yes. Immediately two white officers pull up and block me in. One white officer runs to my driver window and says 'we had a suspicious call about you. GIVE ME YOUR LICENSE'. The officer then mentions the young black man who asked was I ok. He was driving an old car. Had a towel on the window. Was missing a hubcap and I now realize he was an undercover. He made the supposed suspicious call and their person was simply to run me.

I was told I was detained. I asked for a supervisor. The supervisor comes out. Another white male. He sits in his car for 5 minutes and walks up to me and says 'your license Is suspended and you'd better not move this car'. I knew my license was fine and he simply wanted my license. Which at that point I had refused to give. I finally gave it and he says 'ok the license is fine.' But then he says - toy have a suspended license from 18 years ago. I was visiting family in the state and had not had a license in the state for 18 years. Also, I had recieved a clearance letter from the dmv of the state when I left to get the license in my current state.

So to make a long story short. All of you blue lives people can go to hell. My stepfather is retired law enforcement and my brother in law a current officer. But this is ridiculous. You want us to honor people that harass us. Not even my family understands this.

Stanracer
Stanracer

Fire the entitled bitch. She has no business being a police officer.

pixiepup
pixiepup

We will never hear anything about this if she gets no punishment unless she decides to sue because that is saying she did nothing wrong. If she does get in trouble, yes she will use female, and black status in court! Very sad!

Bluebob
Bluebob

I certainly disagree with her actions but, why should she loose her retirement over this. Makes me sick that citizens first response to anything that an officer does wrong is that they should loose their retirement. They pay into retirement just like the other working stiffs. Should a school teacher loose their retirement for smacking a child, a DR for a patient dying, the power company troubleman for cutting off the wrong power by accident. Get real people. Yes, she should be fired, but her retirement is something she contributed to and deserves. Quit being the bank robbers of the Police when they make a mistake.

Cstuartsr
Cstuartsr

I have read several of the post on her, course I read the one about the two white officers. What in the hell has that got to do anything with this case. I don’t care what color you are the LT was in disregard for the officer directing traffic and when she was called out for it she got pissed and resisted arrest and then bit the officer’s hand. In this case SHE is the one that thinks she is entitled!!
After her acting the way she did she gave the officers no choice. SHE caused all of that, she caused herself to be on leave, she caused felony charges to be pressed. Nobody can be blamed but her.
If she is fired she caused it, if she loses her retirement she did it not officers on the scene. Just because you have a gold bar on your collar doesn’t give you the right to break the law. Lastly all of this color issues doesn’t accomplish not but more division between Law Enforcement and the public.

Oscar1
Oscar1

This woman was clearly wrong no ands ifs or buts about it. She committed a crime and she has some consequences to face for her actions. But for all of you posting racist comments etc, it’s so unnecessary. Just wondering if your thoughts are the same for the white female officer that shot and killed a black man inside of HIS home bc she thought he was inside of her apt....

Cops kid
Cops kid

That butter bar ain't gonna help her now

We9erfam
We9erfam

Well Lt. You just made a great career move there now didnt you hope it was all worth what you just did.

Nypdretdet
Nypdretdet

Wow a real crimefighter, airport precinct? Diversity, affirmative action at it's best, they should all be proud of this entitled house mouse

Raidergsmith
Raidergsmith

Once again I'm shocked to see the suspect is black, just amazing stories after stories it's the same outcome, even when it's an officer that's involved.

CJ Spencert
CJ Spencert

You can take the girl outta da hood, but you can't take the hood outta da girl!

Raidergsmith
Raidergsmith

Only idiots who don't like cops are criminals who keep getting arrested. JUST OBEY THE LAW! It's really that simple. It's cops protecting your rights from getting your ass kicked.

Stay free
Stay free

She was a cop acting like a cop.

Goldbear5
Goldbear5

Nothing ever changes.
Entitled and arrogant!


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