Atlanta Police Department was the only police agency in Georgia reviewed by the newspaper's investigation. APD fired 87 officers during that period and were forced to rehire 7 officers -- roughly 8 percent, the Post found.
Nationally, 24 percent of the 1,881 officers fired won their jobs back, according to the review. The misconduct included sexual abuse, unjustified shootings and lying on time cards among other violations.
The review of thousands of state police certification records found roughly 12 percent of officers working for local school systems had been previously been fired or resigned under a cloud versus 6 percent for local police agencies.
About the Author
Brad Schrade is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter on the AJC’s investigative team.