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Fired Eagle raid officer will not get job back

The Atlanta Civil Service Review Board has ruled that former Atlanta Police officer Cayenne Mayes who was involved in the raid on the Atlanta Eagle will not get his job back. The ruling was confirmed today by the city's Human Resources Department.

Mayes, 34, a former member of the now disbanded APD's Red Dog Unit who was fired  in July, testified to the city's Civil Service Review Board last month that he did not intend to lie when he told the Atlanta Citizen Review Board in March 2010 he did not pat down or frisk any patrons in the gay Midtown bar when it was raided Sept. 10, 2009.

In May, however, during an APD Office of Professional Standards and the Greenberg Traurig investigation, Mayes admitted he did pat down at least three men during the raid. He was fired by APD Chief George Turner in July after the Greenberg Traurig and OPS reports were finished and made public, showing many officers violated the rights of the patrons in the Eagle as well as did not follow policies.