Atlanta police officer placed on leave after arrest in domestic dispute

Credit: Atlanta Police Department

Credit: Atlanta Police Department

An Atlanta police officer has been placed on administrative leave after his girlfriend accused him of assaulting her and her dog.

Officer Larry Williams is on leave while an internal investigation is underway, an Atlanta police spokesman said Thursday.

According to a police report obtained by, the victim called 911 on May 18 to report the alleged assault at an undisclosed location in Atlanta. No details about her or her dog’s injuries were included in the report.

She and Williams had been living together for six months prior to the incident, she told police.

Williams was arrested on misdemeanor charges of battery related to family violence and cruelty to animals and later released from the Fulton County Jail on bond.

His record with the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Council, the state regulatory body for law enforcement officers, indicates he was hired by the department in March 2015. Williams has no history of disciplinary actions reported to POST.

— AJC data specialist Jennifer Peebles contributed to this article.

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