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Atlanta Police Will No Longer Respond To Some Shoplifting Calls
Fox 5 ^ | 03/20/18 | Morse Diggs

Posted on 03/26/2018 2:21:38 PM PDT by Enlightened1

The Atlanta Chief of Police said her officers will no longer respond to shoplifting calls at stores in Buckhead.

Erika Shields said staff shortages, in excess of 300 officers, has forced her to reevaluate how to deploy officers. In the affluent section north of downtown, Shields said, the APD Zone Two officers frequently get calls from merchants to do a report on a shoplifter who has been caught by store security. After filling out the paperwork, the officer then must arrange a transport to the Atlanta City Jail in downtown.

All that can take up to an hour and a half to complete. The chief believes that time can be better spent by having those officers handle serious crimes, from burglaries to carjackings.

Shields said if a shoplifting takes place, the larceny can still be reported and will be counted in the APD stats. The chief puts the onus on the merchant to file the incident and, if necessary, spend the funds to hire an off-duty Atlanta or metro officer who can make the sure the culprit is made to pay for his crime.

A Buckhead resident and community leader, Roslyn Smith, is "disappointed" the city is in the position where staff shortages is leaving the chief with such a choice.

"Personally, I am not going to feel comfortable going to shop," Smith said.

As for filling the gap in manpower, Chief Shields said, a pay study is being prepared that she will present to Mayor Keisha Bottoms in the hopes of making her officers among the highest salaried law enforcement in the area.

(Excerpt) Read more at fox5atlanta.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: atlanta; blackcrime; blackruncities; buckhead; devolution; police; savagery; shoplifting
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The Atlanta Chief of Police said her officers will no longer respond to shoplifting calls at stores in Buckhead.
1 posted on 03/26/2018 2:21:38 PM PDT by Enlightened1
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That is the dumbest thing ever. Let’s tell the bad guys that you won’t respond. That should work out well. Even if true that you are under staffed, you don’t broadcast it. Freaking idiot.


2 posted on 03/26/2018 2:26:53 PM PDT by MPJackal ("From my cold dead hands.")
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Nice Announcement , Now the crooks know where to go.


3 posted on 03/26/2018 2:26:59 PM PDT by mplc51
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The Atlanta Chief of Police said her officers will no longer respond to shoplifting calls at stores in Buckhead.

That's one way to lower crime statistics. Don't arrest anyone. Just like Obama had the Florida Schools do. Worked out well for the 17 dead kids, didn't it ?

4 posted on 03/26/2018 2:28:00 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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I have a sneaking suspicion that shoplifting will increase rapidly there.............


5 posted on 03/26/2018 2:28:50 PM PDT by Red Badger (The people who call Trump a tyrant are the same people who want the president to confiscate weapons.)
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They need to post signs in the windows of those shops in the affluent district. POLICE FREE ZONE.


6 posted on 03/26/2018 2:29:12 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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Better call the backups Smith & Wesson.


7 posted on 03/26/2018 2:31:35 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (robert mueller is an unguided missile)
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In order to avoid offending the individuals involved in this activity, the crime of shoplifting will now be known as an “undocumented purchase.”


8 posted on 03/26/2018 2:31:49 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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Sounds like the start of a Charles Bronson movie. Or maybe "Goodfellas"?

Who will step in and "protect" these merchants?

9 posted on 03/26/2018 2:32:20 PM PDT by ZOOKER (Until further notice the /s is implied...)
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As a shop owner I would no longer pay taxes...


10 posted on 03/26/2018 2:33:28 PM PDT by Feckless (The US Gubbmint / This Tagline CENSORED by FR \ IrOnic, ain't it?)
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Nice Announcement , Now the crooks know where to go.

There seem to be two distinct possibilities here:

1) She really is as dumb as we all think she and is another affirmative-action disaster taking its natural course,

2) This is a ploy to get more money
11 posted on 03/26/2018 2:33:33 PM PDT by fr_freak
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All that can take up to an hour and a half to complete. The chief believes that time can be better spent by having those officers handle serious crimes, from burglaries to carjackings.

Translation:
Arresting Shoplifters is very costly, they have NO money to pay any fines. I can send 1 officer out and in 1 1/2 hours he can write 4 Speeding Tickets and bring in over $2500 to my City, why in hell would I waste precious resources on a bunch of thugs with No Visible Means of PAYING???
12 posted on 03/26/2018 2:34:48 PM PDT by eyeamok (Tolerance: The virtue of having a belief in Nothing!)
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Ok, so the police won’t respond now to calls of shoplifting. Maybe they can also not respond to “minor injuries” to people who get caught shoplifting.


13 posted on 03/26/2018 2:34:51 PM PDT by Enterprise
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OK, that was clever.


14 posted on 03/26/2018 2:34:55 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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This & Gun Free Zone signs, should make shopping real fun in Atlanta.


15 posted on 03/26/2018 2:34:58 PM PDT by gubamyster
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16 posted on 03/26/2018 2:36:03 PM PDT by Iron Munro (If Illegals voted Republican 66 Million Democrats Would Be Screaming "Build The Wall!")
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Cheating in Atlanta is still OK!


17 posted on 03/26/2018 2:36:40 PM PDT by moovova
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My grandad used to tell me that cops would arrest guys for stealing hubcaps off cars.


18 posted on 03/26/2018 2:37:54 PM PDT by SkyDancer ( ~ Just Consider Me A Random Fact Generator ~ Eat Sleep Fly Repeat ~)
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One possibility doesn’t exclude the other.


19 posted on 03/26/2018 2:38:12 PM PDT by hanamizu
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“Mayor Keisha Bottoms “


The jokes just write themselves. Poor Atlanta.

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20 posted on 03/26/2018 2:39:54 PM PDT by Mears
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