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  • APD overseers call out mayor on cops’ non-cooperation

    APD overseers call out mayor on cops' non-cooperation
    March 9, 2010 --

    Citizen overseers have called on Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed to ensure that police officers are disciplined if they keep refusing to answer investigators’ questions. But for a start, members of the Citizen Review Board said, Reed could return their calls.

    Oversight board bemoans APD’s continued foot-dragging

    Oversight board bemoans APD's continued foot-dragging
    November 20, 2009 --

    Atlanta Police Chief Richard Pennington undercut an oversight board by refusing to discipline uncooperative officers, the board’s chairman complained Thursday. Pennington had promised to penalize employees who don’t cooperate with the Citizen Review Board, but Pennington’s directive only calls for discipline if an officer doesn’t show up when the board asks them to. Many officers have been appearing with an attorney but refusing to answer questions.

    Overseers to probe alleged arrest quotas, ‘extra jobs’ at APD

    Overseers to probe alleged arrest quotas, 'extra jobs' at APD
    October 16, 2009 --

    Atlanta’s police oversight board will study charges that officers implicated in the 2006 Kathryn Johnston shooting, and other officers, had arrest quotas and worked extra jobs while on duty. The Citizen Review Board, created two years ago in response to the Johnston case, will also dig deeper into FBI files that suggest other unindicted officers broke the law or departmental rules