As a result, APD soon deleted the initial tweet and sent out another to apologize.
“We thought it was in our best interest to take it down, because it doesn’t focus on what we do everyday as a public safety department,” Pickard told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
“We wanted to somehow add comedic relief to the things going on around the world, and we missed the mark.”
APD also noted that the tweet was not a traditional one, and that it had decided to go back to what it does best: protect and serve.
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