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Police: Despite TV reports, no increased violence among Midtown crossdressing prostitutes

11Alive and WSB-TV went on air Wednesday night with sensational segments that stated cross-dressing and "transvestite" prostitutes were terrorizing residents living in  Midtown. The commander of the Atlanta Police Department's vice unit said Thursday the stories are not true.

The neighborhood in question is Piedmont Avenue and 3rd Street as well as Myrtle Street. Both stations interviewed residents of the area who alleged there were prostitute gangs as well as prostitutes approaching residents and threatening them.