Monday, February 11, 2013
APD Chief Turner released the Week 5 APD crime stats
APD's Week 5 crime report, which covered from January 27 to February 2, was recently released and showed the City of Atlanta had no murders within that period. However, according to the report, the city has recorded 7 murders compared to just 4 murders in the same time period in 2012. The report also shows that the city had roughly 150 more Part 1 Offenses committed this year already, compared to 2012. The biggest rising trend in 2013 is in Auto Thefts and Robberies. So far in 2013, there have been 529 auto thefts and 224 robberies reported, which contributes to the 5% overall increase in Part 1 offenses this year already. Arrests, on the other hand, are down roughly 24%. Officers have made 342 arrests so far in 2013 (includes a majority …
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Atlanta Police Department arrests Georgia State, Kennesaw State journalists during weekend Occupy Atlanta standoff
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
by Frank D. LoMonte The Student Press Law Center, a nonprofit advocate for the First Amendment rights of the student media, asked Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed on Monday to investigate the treatment of two college journalists arrested during a weekend roundup at the site of the “Occupy Atlanta” demonstrations and to drop all criminal charges against the journalists. On the evening of Nov. 5, Atlanta Police Department officers arrested college journalists Alisen Redmond of The Sentinel at Kennesaw State University and Judith Kim of The Signal at Georgia State University as they were covering “Occupy” protests near downtown Atlanta’s Woodruff Park. The two spent about 14 hours in jail each and were issued citations for the offense of “obstruction…
Monday, June 6, 2011
APD hopeful "America's Most Wanted" spotlight will help 31-year-old case.
"America's Most Wanted," the long-running true crime television series, on Saturday profiled the 31-year-old shooting death of Alfred Morris Johnson Jr., the Atlanta police officer who was killed by two masked gunman in an East Atlanta Village grocery store. But the airing yielded no new leads, thus far. "We have not yet received any leads or information from that story," APD spokesman Ofc. John Chafee told East Atlanta Patch. "We are hopeful we will receive some leads in the case." See the videos and latest information on the case here. If you have any information or leads, you can anonymously report a tip or call 1-800-CRIME-TV.
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Alfred Johnson was gunned down at former Flat Shoals Avenue grocery store
It's the case that's haunted Atlanta police investigators for 31 years: The unsolved murder of one of their own. Ofc. Alfred Morris Johnson Jr. was shot and killed Feb. 16, 1980 while working off-duty security at the now-closed Big Buy Food Store on Flat Shoals Avenue, just south of Metropolitan Avenue. His death, which remains the only unsolved murder of an Atlanta police officer, will be featured tonight on Fox's "America's Most Wanted." The broadcast is at 9 p.m. on WAGA Fox 5. Johnson, a U.S. Marine who had been with the Atlanta Police Department for six years, was shot by two masked gunmen during a hold-up of the grocery store. As Johnson wrestled for control of the sawed-off shotgun one of the robbers had, he was shot in the abdomen…