Many Atlanta officers refuse to report for work for 3rd straight day after fellow cop charged with murder

by Bryan Brammer · Jun 20th, 2020 12:13 pm

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"A majority of" Atlanta police officers scheduled to work in two of the city's six police districts on Friday did not report for duty again, law enforcement told CNN.

This marks the third straight day officers have refused to work after the Fulton County district attorney brought charges against officers Garrett Rolfe — who was charged with felony murder and 11 other counts — and Devin Brosnan, both of whom were both involved in the fatal shooting of Rayshard Brooks last week.

Although the Atlanta Police Department denied that officers weren't reporting for their shifts, a police union director corroborated CNN's sources. Some officers have even refused to leave their precincts unless backup is absolutely necessary.

Due to the low staffing, departments are putting major crime units on the streets to answer 911 calls while wearing police uniforms.


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