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Atlanta PD Disbands Hard-Charging Gang Unit

February 10, 2011  | 

Atlanta Police Chief George Turner has disbanded the agency's hard-charging drug strike force, known as the Red Dog unit, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The city agreed to pay out a more than $1 million settlement in December to patrons of the Atlanta Eagle bar, who claimed that Red Dog officers violated their civil rights during a 2009 raid.

The Atlanta PD launched Red Dog, which is said to stand for Run Every Drug Dealer Out Of Georgia, during the crack-cocaine epidemic in the 1980s when Atlanta had open-air drug markets and almost weekly drive-by shootings.

Read the full story at AJC.com.


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