6 Atlanta officers fired over Atlanta Eagle raid

  • conservativej...

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    Jul 09, 2011 2:13 PM GMT
    Six Atlanta police officers were fired Friday for lying about what happened on the night of the 2009 raid on a Midtown gay bar, APD spokesman Carlos Campos said.

    Nine other officers were also disciplined and three have hearings next week.

    The actions come almost 10 days after the release of 343-page report detailing how 16 officers lied or destroyed evidence when asked about the raid at the Atlanta Eagle bar. The report said 10 of them lied, which usually leads to a termination because those officers can not longer testify.

    “Honesty goes to the very heart of a police officer’s credibility,” Chief George Turner said. “The public must be able to trust its police officers and expects them to tell the truth at all times. Failure to be truthful has serious consequences at the Atlanta Police Department. I hope my actions today serve as a reminder to those men and women on the force that dishonesty simply will not be tolerated.”

    On Sept. 10, 2009, 24 Atlanta police officers from the vice unit and the now-disbanded Red Dog team stormed into the bar, ordering everyone to the floor and using anti-gay slurs.

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  • tuffguyndc

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    Jul 09, 2011 3:27 PM GMT
    those guys (red dogs) have always been a big controversy down there. i thought they had dissembled them? to me they are nothing but thugs with guns. they have been doing whatever they wanted for years. its a shame it took gay men to finally get it noticed
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jul 09, 2011 3:28 PM GMT
    This is great news, those officers that lied about that raid on an Atlanta gay club deserve nothing more than complete termination from their job positions. They have proven to the people of the City of Atlanta that they are totally unfit to be police officers. It is bad enough when politicians lie about their actions, but we are dependant on police officers for our safety and quality of life so we cannot afford for police officers to lie.
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    Jul 09, 2011 3:59 PM GMT
    One of the shitty things was that the officers were drinking while there. Alcohol + aggression+ stress of being a cop = not a happy ending.

    What were they thinking?
  • rnch

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    Jul 09, 2011 4:20 PM GMT
    awesome quote from the police chief.