Lt. James Whitmire, 50, and his wife, Sgt. Carolyn Whitmire, 44, were charged with first-degree cruelty to children in April by the Paulding County district attorney's office. They were suspended without pay but have been reinstated by the Atlanta Police Department, said one of their attorneys, Mary Huber.
"[The Whitmires] go back to work [Thursday]," Huber said. They will assume their previous positions and be paid for time missed, she said.