Atlanta police arrest 246 in week-long sweep
'To remove that many felons off of Atlanta's streets through a cooperative effort is remarkable,' says Atlanta Police Chief George Turner
By Kristi E. Swartz
ATLANTA — A series of high-profile home invasions, burglaries and robberies led to a weeklong Atlanta police sweep that brought 246 arrests — and put 100 convicted felons back in custody.
The department's gang unit, auto theft task force and other specialized teams were mobilized, setting up traffic safety checkpoints and flooding high-crime areas in the city for seven days, starting Dec. 7, Atlanta police spokesman Carlos Campos said.
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