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Criminal defense attorney questions handling of officers’ punishments in botched Eagle raid

It's a no brainer that the officers who were found to have lied and tampered with evidence in the botched 2009 Eagle raid should be fired, said Christine A. Koehler, a  criminal defense attorney based in Gwinnett County.

As past president of the gay Stonewall Bar Association and the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Koehler said if she practiced in Fulton County, she would be immediately looking through past client records to see if any of the APD officers cited in two scathing investigations on the Eagle raid for lying and tampering with federal evidence testified against any of her clients.

"And I would seek new trials based on the officers' credibility," she said.