Police should take action against 24 officers for improperly detaining dozens of patrons at the Atlanta Eagle gay bar in a 2009 raid, a citizen oversight panel said tonight. Recommendations for discipline should wait while investigators determine officers’ levels of blame, the Atlanta Citizen Review Board decided. But several members agreed when board chair Joy Morrissey said the maximum possible penalty — a three-day suspension — would not be enough. “Amen,” one member added.
By JIM WALLS Atlanta police are breaking the law that requires them to turn over files to a citizen oversight board that investigates complaints against officers, one of the law’s chief sponsors says. Police – and Mayor Shirley Franklin’s chief of staff – counter that they’re actually upholding state law protecting open investigative files by […]
The 2006 shooting death of 92-year-old Kathryn Johnston exposed corruption on the Atlanta police force and sent three officers to federal prison. But, 30 months after the Atlanta woman’s death, the Atlanta police internal affairs unit and a citizen review panel are still looking for answers. Johnston was gunned down in the living room of […]