Police Red Dog unit disbanded in Atlanta

Units that were created to come down hard on criminals are being dumped nationwide because of liability issues


By Steve Visser
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

ATLANTA — Cristina Beamud's job may get a little easier now that the Atlanta Police's Red Dog unit is being disbanded.

"We have a disproportionate number of complaints about officers who belong to the Red Dog unit as opposed to officers involved in the zones," said Beamud, executive director of the Atlanta Citizen Review Board that investigates citizens complaints against police for such things as excessive force or abusive language.

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