Posted on June 25, 2024

Foul-Mouthed Georgia Judge Arrested After Allegedly Pushing Atlanta Cop Outside Nightclub

David Propper, New York Post, June 24, 2024

A foul-mouthed Georgia probate judge allegedly pushed an Atlanta cop twice outside a nightclub and then refused to identify herself after she was arrested, according to police and bodycam footage.

Douglas County Judge Christina Peterson, 38, was cuffed and placed in the back of a cop cruiser early Thursday for battery against a police officer.

Cops said she interfered with a police officer trying to de-escalate a situation in which a security guard working at Red Martini Restaurant and Lounge attempted to escort another woman outside, according to 11 Alive News.


Police said the footage then shows Peterson, a Democrat, push the officer, who was working an approved extra job, in the chest twice and swipe at his hands during the commotion around 3 a.m., leading to her arrest.

The officer takes Peterson to the ground and slaps handcuffs on her as a crowd forms around them, according to the clip.


But Peterson’s legal team, in an emotional press conference following the arrest, claimed she was just being a good Samaritan.


Peterson, who took office in 2020, was previously found guilty of “systemic incompetence” by a judicial panel in April, according to Fox 5 Atlanta.