An Atlanta police supervisor faces felony charges after being accused of hitting a fellow officer with her car and biting him, authorities said.
Lt. Sharonne Annette Steed faces four charges after the Friday afternoon incident at a Wells Fargo bank at 3820 Camp Creek Parkway, Atlanta police spokesman Carlos Campos said.
Steed approached the bank in her private vehicle while Officer Joel Paul Curtis Richardson was working an off-duty job assisting with traffic, Campos said in a news release. Steed is accused of refusing to comply with Richardson’s orders.
She continued to ignore his orders and ended up hitting him with her car, the release said. Richardson tried to remove Steed from the vehicle, which is when she’s accused of biting his hand.
Following the altercation, Steed identified herself as an Atlanta police officer, the release said.Several supervisors arrived at the scene and the case was assigned to an investigator. Warrants were obtained for obstruction, aggravated assault, battery and violation of oath by a public officer against Steed, according to Fulton County Jail records. Steed, a supervisor at the Airport Precinct who was been with the department since July 1997, was placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. It’s unclear whether the leave is paid.Steed turned herself in to the Fulton County Jail on Tuesday, jail records show. She remains in custody without bond.