After Killing Of Woman, 92, Atlanta Replaces Narcotics Unit


Atlanta Police Chief Richard Pennington will replace all members of the department’s embattled narcotics squad, says the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He is aiming to regain the public’s trust less than a month after two squad members pleaded guilty to killing 92-year-old Kathryn Johnston in a botched raid.

The chief has put 14 new investigators and three sergeants in the narcotics unit, with plans to have a staff of 30 by year’s end. “The personnel changes within the narcotics unit should in no way reflect upon the unit members who did their jobs with integrity and dedication,” Pennington said.


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