Atlanta Police Department Public Affairs
226 Peachtree Street SW • Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Atlanta Police Join Local, Federal Partners And Pittsburgh Community On "Project Steel Curtain"
WHO: Atlanta Police Department, U.S. Attorney’s Office for Northern District of Georgia, FBI, U.S. Marshal’s Service, City of Atlanta Department of Public Works, City of Atlanta Department of Corrections, Pittsburgh Community Improvement Association, the Pittsburgh Ministerial Alliance and Community Life Ministries
WHAT: Crime-fighting and community-oriented interdiction detail is concluding Oct. 12 with announcement of results: 105 arrests for crimes ranging from wanted fugitives, involvement in street gangs, probation violations, burglaries, carjackings, drugs and homicides. Forty-five firearms (from handguns to assault rifles), almost $4,000 cash and more than $81,000 in street value of drugs seized.
The detail included several opportunities for community engagement with law enforcement. Members of the community participated in neighborhood trash pickups along Garibaldi Street, a “positive loitering” along Humphries and Rockwell Street to increase citizen and police visibility in high-crime areas, a positive loitering detail at Crogman Lofts, and a “streetlight inventory” walk with officers and residents to document lights that are not working. The Atlanta Police Department deployed officers from its Community Oriented Policing Section, Zone 3, APEX, Vice and Mounted Patrol units, as well as bicycle and foot patrols.
WHEN: Thursday, October 11, 2012; 11 a.m.
WHERE: Parking lot across from 942 McDaniel Street, SW Atlanta
VIDEO/INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES: Following the news conference, a positive loitering detail will commence at the Heritage Station apartment complex at 765 McDaniel Street. Members of various agencies and the community will be available to discuss the project.
The mission of the Atlanta Police Department is to reduce crime and promote the quality of life, in partnership with our community.