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|Atlanta police LGBT Advisory group member demands Eagle raid officers be fired|
|by Dyana Bagby|
|July 08, 2011 03:36|
A member of the Atlanta Police LGBT Advisory group is demanding fellow members ask Mayor Kasim Reed and Chief George Turner to fire officers involved in the raid on the Atlanta Eagle after the department was slammed in reports released last week.
“As a citizen of Atlanta/Georgia I expect police officers to be truthful/honest and credible,” she added. “For the officers that charges/complaints have been sustained they are no longer credible to testify in court or to submit event reports that will not be shredded by defense lawyers ― to put them on desk duty would be a waste of taxpayers' money. Police should police, they should abide by the law and live up to the oath of service to protect the citizens they serve.”
Mayor Reed said due to city policy, he does not have a direct say in how officers are disciplined. But he did say in an interview with the GA Voice that the punishments handed down last week are just the beginning.
"As I've said repeatedly, I believe the LGBT community is a vital part of Atlanta and I think the community contributes greatly to what makes this city special and I'm not going to have a police department that does not understand how important this is to me," Reed said.
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