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Deputy fired after judge rules he profiled former Hawks player in stop

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Source: Banks County Sheriff's Office Source: Banks County Sheriff's Office
BANKS COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -

The Banks County Sheriff's Office said they've fired a deputy who profiled a former Atlanta Hawks player during a 2015 traffic stop.

Thursday, a judge dismissed charges against Mike Scott after ruling he was racially profiled when he and his brother, Antonn, were pulled over by Deputy Brent Register in Banks County in July of 2015.

Banks County officials said Deputy Register stopped the vehicle after noticing the driver following too close to other vehicles. Police said they found marijuana and the drug MDMA in the car.

Friday, officials with the sheriff's office said he was no longer with the department.

Mike Scott was a passenger in the vehicle.

Antonn Scott was charged with fleeing and attempting to elude law enforcement officers, following too closely, felony possession of marijuana, and possession of Schedule I drug.

Mike Scott was charged with felony possession of marijuana and possession of Schedule I drug.   

Scott's attorneys argued that the two were stopped for no reason and on Wednesday, the judge agreed, saying arresting officers didn't enforce the law in a racially neutral manner.

The Chief Deputy of the department says he is now reviewing policies and procedures. 

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