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