“There has been a number of concerted efforts to stop the Public Safety Training Center by committing criminal acts here in Atlanta, into Cobb County, in Birmingham, AL; and other states and we appreciate the Federal Bureau of Investigation joining this investigation to stop these attempts of intimidation."
May 18, 2022
Lt. Kevin Knapp made the observation during a briefing he gave city council members on the number of officers who have or are trying to leave the force.
May 13, 2022
According to officials, Deputy Walter Jenkins was directing traffic when he was hit by a vehicle.
May 12, 2022
According to Atlanta police, the officer was investigating a possible burglary. One shot was fired by a security guard, and the officer was wounded in the leg.
May 6, 2022
Reports say the officer was hit in the leg and immediate medical assistance from fellow officers prevented the wound from becoming life-threatening.
May 5, 2022
The Gainesville Police Department said the officers arrived and attempted to de-escalate the situation, but the juvenile began attacking them. The officers had to be transported to the hospital with injuries.
April 26, 2022
An Atlanta officer jumped out of his patrol with his gun drawn, ran up to the driver's side window, and demanded the suspect get out of the car, the video shows.
April 7, 2022
Body camera footage shows the deputy pointing a stun gun outside the driver's window, telling Clarke to get on the ground. Clarke appears to point a gun at the deputy and shots ring out. The deputy fires shots through the windshield of the car.
April 5, 2022
Troopers tried to stop the white Mustang, which sped away on Northside Drive. As Atlanta police followed the car via air, GSP troopers on the ground were hot on his tail.
March 23, 2022
He attacked one of the officers and took the officer’s handgun. The patient was shot by a second officer, but during the incident the first officer was shot as well.
March 11, 2022
Several officers pulled the man out. It's unclear if the man was conscious at the time, but officials said they treated the man until the DeKalb County Fire Rescue Department and paramedics arrived.
March 10, 2022
“I drafted this legislation to increase police visibility, to deter criminals from illegal acts, make it easier to spot a cop in a crisis and to decrease potential bad interactions between police and citizens,” Councilman Antonio Lewis, who represents a Southside district, said in a statement.
February 23, 2022
“The Atlanta Police Department will not be deterred. This today only reinforces why we took the oath and why we are here. So every gang member should know if you are committing crimes in this city, we’re going to come and we’re going to arrest you and we’re going to bring you before court,” Schierbaum added.
February 8, 2022
“Initial responding deputies observed what appeared to be the body of a deceased female wearing white socks. Our crack team of investigators arrived on scene, along with Deputy Matthew Dennis, who quickly recognized the body to actually be a life-sized doll, complete with accessories,” Reese wrote in the post.
February 8, 2022
“The joy and pride he found in leading his men and women was infectious, and there was nothing he would not do or give of himself to see them succeed. His presence is irreplaceable, and his memory unforgettable. Lieutenant, rest easy. We have the watch from here,” the statement added.
February 4, 2022