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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-11 02:42 AM
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6 Atlanta cops FIRED over gay nightclub raid
Edited on Mon Jul-11-11 02:42 AM by Bluebear
Note: Last year the city of Atlanta paid out a $1M settlement to some of the Eagle's patrons and staff.

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 no longer testify.

Honesty goes to the very heart of a police officers 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.

http://www.ajc.com/news/atlanta/6-atlanta-officers-fire...
http://www.joemygod.blogspot.com/
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-11 08:01 AM
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1. A good conclusion to this.
Thanks for posting.
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-11 08:59 AM
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2. I'm curious to know if the vice unit acted independently
or if someone higher-up sent them?
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-11 08:59 AM
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3. Good...glad to see this conclusion than some sort of wimpy we won't
do it again mea culpa.
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Occulus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-11 09:00 AM
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4. "Honesty goes to the very heart of a police officers credibility,"
which is why they have none with me.

They will always lie to protect their own.

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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-11 07:22 PM
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5. kickety and +1 n/t
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-11 09:19 PM
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6. K&R n/t
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