‘We’re holding people accountable:’ Fulton County sheriff asked jailers to resign
On August 13th, 2021, the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, located in Atlanta, Georgia, requested the resignation of 35 jail officers. This came after an investigation uncovered 37 cases of excessive use of force and 17 incidents of questionable judgment by the jail officers. The incidents date back to January of 2020.
Fulton County Sheriff Pat Labat conducted an investigation into the allegations of excessive force and determined that the officers involved were not adhering to the department’s policies and procedures. The officers involved in the incidents have been suspended with pay while the investigation is ongoing.
Sheriff Labat stated that he is “holding people accountable” and that any officer found to violate the department’s policies will face consequences. The sheriff’s office has implemented training and changes to their policies to minimize the possibility of future incidents.
Reaction and Response
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is conducting an investigation into the incidents and will provide the sheriff’s office with their findings. The incident has brought attention to the need for police reform and accountability in law enforcement agencies.
The request for resignation has been met with mixed reactions from the public. Some believe that the officers involved should face criminal charges while others believe that the officers are being used as scapegoats for a larger issue of systemic racism and violence in law enforcement.
Stopped getting suede and you would have enough money to fix your jail
You shouldn't need an extra 60 million for cleaning supplies. What a lame excuse! Supervisor should serve jail time for murder!
This is a lie.
Nothing will be done, and no one will be held accountable.
We will just go on with our lives accepting that.
It is sp easy to get rid of bedbugs and other such parasites. And cheap! Unless of course you have that no bid contract system.
People need to stop breaking the law. That is not a hotel, it's a jail.
Is that how it works ,screw up from incompetence and laysyness then just ask for more money? Blame it on the money?
Bring the prisoners to the sheriff's house…….
Resignations are not substitutes for arrests. These are crimes. If the law doesn't step up, expect people to eventually solve their own problems.
160 million you could build a new jail come on
😢 inhumane conditions
Typical demoncrat leftist blaming someone else…the buck stops with you..
People handling people should be held accountable.
Wrongful death suit sue them under the ground
That place is so disgusting. Nobody should be in no place like that. Neglect and they never check on him knowing his condition
Prisons don't come with maid service. The guy was mentally ill and chose to live in his own filth.
That's a dam shame for something to happen like that in the usa
How bout we start off with cleaning that place from top to bottom wtf
Everybody should be charged
The owner should be left in the jails
Sombody needs charged .thats murder
Hmmmmm…. too bad they don't have some people sitting around doing nothing better, who could be cleaning these cells and helping to keep the place maintained🤔
Cops are criminals.
Did his family visit or have any contact with him while he was in jail?
See an interview where Sheriff labat said he was not responsible for walking the jail 🤔
As a sheriff, he should walk the premises and know what’s going on. He probably never leaves his office.
“Improvements are needed”??? 🤦🏾♂️🤦🏾♂️🤦🏾♂️
They need to go and investigate that whole place and all the guards that were supposed to be watching that young man and I let him die that horrific way they need to be held accountable arrested ASAP
Exactly why nobody like the news . Talking about the family .. Claims he was eating by bed bugs
Burn the jail. Start over. Bed bugs
Fulton county is the most corrupt from top to bottom
He said you can come in with the parasites which is true, but you’d think when they search you they would see the bugs if you’re infested. SMH people just can’t do the right thing. The world ain’t messed up, we are, and it’s sad cuz we don’t have to be this way.
If you don’t commit crimes, you wouldn’t have to worry about jail conditions 🤷🏿♂️ just saying
Bed bug infestation and officers having s*xual relation to inmate jeez
This is why I do not commit crimes.
How dare he speak about how they were $60 MILLION….MILLION dollars 'short' of "making a difference". I'm disgusted.
Asked to resign ? how about just firing them all !!
Needs to be more than just resignations. Some of these people need to go to jail.
These people in charge need to be charged with murder refusing right to medical care and humane treatment
This has been going on for years
We declared these men Africans, not caucasion
What's stupider an telling me to date my sister in law, knowing there's a stalker walking around telling me it's my uncle's frank Fulton's birthday may he rest in peace, go George floyd
He needs to resign as well
Y does it always take someone to die
Before political officials force penal and law officials to better the condition in which prisoners live
Eaten by bed bugs
That isnt the problem
Thats just the symptom of a bigger disease
Evil hiding under the guise of authority💯
Did the staff bring in the bed bugs?
Like he just found out it was horrible condition
do not be a criminal, then no jail.
WGAS….. do not be a criminal….
There is alot more to this story.
Didn’t they feed him they had a have seen something was wrong with him he wasn’t completely ignored unless they didn’t give him anything to eat and why was he in there for so long if it’s like the psych ward didn’t a doctor go there and talk to him ? The way he passed away is horrific my neighbor went on vacation for 2 weeks I didn’t know he had bedbugs until they came into my apartment because their food source was gone ( him ) he also set o😢a bug bomb closed his door and left. I was so bitten up it was awful I thought I had a rash from something but didn’t know from what and then discovered it was bedbug bites I had to throw away all my furniture and other things because I was so infested with them he denied having them as one was crawling on his shirt when I was talking to him. He didn’t throw away anything in his apartment NOTHING ‼️ I don’t understand why unless because a exterminator came to my apartment and they were gone from his apartment and stayed in mine and died there I wouldn’t wish bedbugs on anyone it’s a TRAUMATIC EXPERIENCE THIS POOR MAN HAD A EXTREMELY HORRIFIC DEATH 😢 maybe some of the people who ignored him should sit in that cell and be ignored and have bug’s feeding on you and lice infesting your whole body as well he’s in a better place now NO MORE BUGS ‼️👍🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻😊
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