Roswell Police Sergeant Fired for Flying Confederate Flag in Front Yard

In an interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, former police sergeant Silvia Cotriss said she had been flying the battle flag below the American flag in front of her Woodstock house for more than a year with no complaints from neighbors or passersby. So she was surprised the week of July 11, when detectives with the department’s internal affairs division notified her that she was being investigated for conduct unbecoming an officer on or off duty.

A passerby that saw the flag flying in front of her house filed a complaint with the department. As soon as Cotriss was notified of the complaint, she removed the flag.

Four days later she was fired.


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