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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
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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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