Eagle raid disciplinary actions among topics set to be discussed this morning

Police LGBT Advisory Board meets with mayor

The Atlanta LGBT Advisory Board meets today at 10 a.m. with Mayor Kasim Reed to discuss, among other things, the disciplinary actions taken against officers involved in the controversial Eagle raid.

The meeting with the mayor was set up after the advisory board held a town hall meeting July 13 where those in attendance and the board members expressed a desire for more punishments to be handed down in the fallout of investigations into the officers of the Eagle raid. Six officers were fired.

The board is set to meet with Chief George Turner on Friday to also voice concerns about the Eagle raid fallout.

The board will also take up the possibility of more training on LGBT issues for Atlanta Police Department employees and also what the role of the advisory board is, said Glen Paul Freedman, chair of the board.

The meeting was not open to the media. The board issued a statement when the meetings were finalized that stated, “These meetings substantially comply with the community’s request and that they are meeting with us before the end of the month, and that we will issue a statement and schedule for a community town hall afterward.”