ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Department of Public Safety officials say more than 100 officers have been temporarily stripped of arrest powers.
Department of Public Safety Commissioner Mark McDonough told WSB-TV Wednesday that (http://bit.ly/16QAcdp ) 121 officers have been stripped of arrest powers because department records say they haven't completed required training courses.
He says 40 officers were on the list of those who needed additional training because of a clerical error. McDonough says he expects that number to rise and the department is looking to resolve the issue within the next two days.
McDonough says the department's Peace Officer Standards Training Council tracks officer training and is in the process of transitioning to an automated system.
The state Department of Public Safety includes Georgia State Patrol, Capitol Police and the Motor Carrier Compliance Division.
Information from: WSB-TV, http://www.wsbtv.com/index.html
Created: Wed, 14 Aug 2013 09:14:46 EST
Updated: Wed, 14 Aug 2013 09:14:46 EST