“He’s probably not going to get out of jail for a long time,” North Central Precinct Commander N.A. Rutland said.
The town hall held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church also included tips about keeping homes and cars secure and reporting incidents to police. Officers also told the audience that responding to alarm calls that turned out to be false were sucking resources.
Attendees expressed frustration with police response times and noted the county’s struggle to recruit enough officers. They also requested more patrols and for officers to be more visible in neighborhoods.
Visit DeKalb Police's crime mapping tool for a look at crime statistics in the county.