In addition to relieving both officers of their duties, Theodule was placed on unpaid suspension, the release said. Further details about Citizen’s status were not provided. Theodule was sworn in as an Atlanta police officer in June 2009, while Citizen joined the APD in September 2006, according to the spokesperson.
Bryant will review the results of the internal investigation before determining the next steps, police said.
The officers were responding to reports of an armed person on Haygood Avenue in the Peoplestown neighborhood, according to a news release. The caller said a woman was walking in the area and had pointed a gun at several people.
Once the officers detained the woman, they “became concerned with the female’s mental health and requested Grady EMS transport her to the hospital for evaluation,” the news release said. No charges were filed against the woman, and no further updates were provided about her condition.
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