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September 03, 2004
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Bond Denied For Atlanta Officer Accused in Bank Robberies

The Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) -- A federal judge denied bond Friday to an Atlanta police officer accused of robbing three banks.

U.S. Magistrate Gerrilyn Brill said Officer Stanley Street may be a danger to the community if he were released pending trial.

"The evidence is very strong that he committed three very violent crimes," Brill said. "The confession appears to be an accurate one."

Street, 44, was arrested Tuesday after a customer at the bank that was robbed that morning got the license plate number of his rental car, the FBI has said. In all, Street is accused of stealing about $90,000 during the robberies to help pay employees of his company, Atlanta's Finest Security.

Prosecutors have released an affidavit from an FBI special agent that included a confession to the robberies, but Street's attorney said they were resorting to dirty tactics because court rules prohibit him from commenting. "I can't try to discredit the statement because the government doesn't allow it," said the attorney, Page Pate. "It's clear to me they put it in there with the clear knowledge I wouldn't be able to respond to it."

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Pate had three witnesses testify at Friday's hearing: Street's father, a deputy and an officer. They all said Street, an Atlanta police officer for 17 years, was a family man who never broke the law.

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