The accusations came directly from the boy, the Whitmire's criminal attorney said at the time.
"They adamantly deny any sort of wrongdoing," said the attorney, Theo Sereebutra, back in April. "They are career law enforcement officers. ... I know that this is all an absolute fabrication."
Sereebutra said the boy had not reacted well to the Whitmires' attempts at disciplining him for smoking, drinking and falling grades.
The boy now lives with his biological father.
Neither the Whitmires or their criminal lawyer could be reached for comment Wednesday night.
Carolyn Whitmire, a 23-year police veteran, was once a participant on the "American Gladiators" television show. She works on patrol in southwest Atlanta while her husband, with the department since 1990, is stationed at the northwest Atlanta precinct.