Report says officers did not follow procedures, poor planning to blame
The investigations into the botched Atlanta Eagle raid that occurred nearly two years ago were released late Tuesday night by the mayor's office. One report is an independent investigation by law firm Greenberg Traurig that totals 349 pages as well as a 48-page report from the Atlanta Police Department's Office of Professional Standards.
Both reports were due Monday according to a federal court mandated order that gave the city a three week extension to complete the reports.
The city was ordered to conduct the investigations as part of its $1.025 million Dec. 8 settlement with numerous plaintiffs who sued the city in federal court alleging their constitutional rights were violated when APD Vice officers and members of the now disbanded Red Dog Unit raided the gay bar on Ponce de Leon Avenue, forced them to the floor, treated them roughly as well as hurled anti-gay slurs at them.