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Thursday, June 28, 2007

More Atlanta police officers suspended

Three more Atlanta police officers were suspended today for their involvement in the shooting death of an elderly woman in November.

According to an e-mail sent by Atlanta Police Department spokeswoman Judy Pal, "The United States Department of Justice notified the department that Investigator Holly Buchanan, Investigator Paul Vignola, and Officer Brad Burchfield are the subjects of a federal criminal investigation involving their conduct as police officers. The officers were suspended today."

Chief Richard Pennington said in a statement that the department is fully cooperating with federal authorities. "It is important that every avenue of the Neal Street incident is fully and thoroughly explored," he said.

To read more about the Atlanta Police Department and the aftermath of the shooting death of the elderly woman, click here.

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