The charges against the homeowner could mean jail time.

Atlanta attorney arrested, accused of forcing officers from Buckhead home

An attorney faces an obstruction and false imprisonment charge a month after she kicked two Atlanta police officers out of her Buckhead home and ordered her security guard to keep them from leaving the property. 

Lindsey Kamin turned herself in to the Fulton County jail on Tuesday — a month after the incident — and remained there on a $10,000 bond, according to jail records.   

On May 9, officers arrived at Kamin’s home on Tuxedo Road to question her about a pickup truck doing doughnuts in the neighborhood, Channel 2 Action News reported. Police said the truck was registered to someone at the home. 

Kamin told her security guard, Jykiya Powel, to let the officers inside, but at some point claimed she wasn’t sure if they were real police officers, Channel 2 reported. Kamin allegedly kicked the officers out of her home and told Powell to block them in the driveway using her car. 

According to Channel 2,  at some point, Kamin called 911 and operators also confirmed they were officers, but she still kicked the officers out of her home. 

When backup officers arrived at the property and asked Kamin why she didn’t believe the previous officers were real, she told them she didn’t get close enough to the officers to see a badge or gun on them. 

“Lindsey Kamin is not a criminal. She is a responsible citizen who was at her residence, minding her business and taking care of her children, when she legitimately believed that the two people at her residence were impersonating police officers,” Kamin’s attorney said in a statement. “She did exactly what the police tell you to do in such a situation — get away and call for help.” 

Kamin’s attorney said his client doesn’t own the vehicle in question and is confident the charges will be dropped. 

Powell was also arrested for obstruction and two counts of false imprisonment charges, according to Fulton County jail records. She has since bonded out of jail. 

The security company that employs Powell has suspended her pending the outcome of the investigation, Channel 2 reported. 

Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.

Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.

Related Stories