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No Charges In Verbal Attack On Black Georgia Lawmaker



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No Charges In Verbal Attack On Black Georgia Lawmaker

Police in Cobb County say they will not file any charges in the dispute between a Georgia lawmaker and a white man she accused of verbally assault her for having too many items in a grocery checkout line.

 

Cobb Police spokesman Sgt. Wayne Delk said Tuesday that authorities investigated and won’t charge anyone. The dispute happened Friday at a Publix grocery store in Mableton, Georgia.

 

In a widely shared Facebook video, a tearful state Rep. Erica Thomas accused a man later identified as Eric Sparkes of racism. She said he told her, “You need to go back where you came from.”

Thomas is a Democratic lawmaker from Austell. She is nine months pregnant.

Sparkes admitted cursing at Thomas but says he didn’t tell her to “go back where you came from.”

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