Atlanta Police Department Facing Difficulties

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

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Atlanta, Ga. - Reports concerning the Atlanta Police Department are increasingly negative. According to different news outlets, the department is facing some serious setbacks.

It's no news that in the wake of the death of Rayshard Brooks that the two officers involved were arrested. However, six other Atlanta PD officers have been arrested since the civil unrest began in the city. That leaves eight officers facing criminal charges. Another five officers have been asked to leave the department.

On top of all that, there were reports of APD officers walking off from their shifts at the news of the arrests. Dave Wilkinson, the APD Foundation president and CEO, stated that the morale of the department is as low as ever. He commented, “It's as bad as I've ever seen it. Commanders will tell you the same thing. Officers just don't feel valued.”

The APD Foundation announced yesterday that each officer will be receiving a $500 bonus. These bonuses came from private donations.

However, just because morale is low - the City of Atlanta will not be operating without law enforcement. And as much as we support police officers, we are also aware of the current climate and the mistakes that can be made by those in power and law enforcement. This is why if you have been arrested, you should call our offices now.

Just because someone has been accused of a crime or arrested does not mean that he or she is guilty. This is especially true concerning DUI law. If you or a loved one has been arrested for DUI in Atlanta, call us now.

An Atlanta DUI Lawyer will be able to help you with your case whether it be a DUI or a DUI related charge such as fleeing or attempting to elude or resisting arrest. Call now.

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Richard Lawson

Richard S. Lawson is passionate about intoxicated driving defense. Unlike some attorneys, Mr. Lawson devotes 100% of his legal practice to helping people stand up for their rights against DUI charges. For more than 20 years, Mr. Lawson has dutifully fought for his clients' freedom, resolving more 4,900 impaired driving cases during the course of his career. Today, Mr. Lawson has developed a reputation as a skilled negotiator and continues to help clients by fighting to keep them out of jail.


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