From Tacoma WA this is hard to accept. Our city manager and mayor refused to investigate the allegations made by our police chief's wife, and now our police chief (David Brame) and his wife (Crystal Judson) are both dead. Our city rallied around saving a law enforcement career and left the chief's wife out in the cold, alone - with no one coming near her to offer support or safety - no one willing to risk holding the accused accountable. Where is Officer Turner's wife now and what has she learned from reporting this act of terroristic threatening to the local police? Atlanta, please learn from our mistakes and lessons:
OFFICER, SON OF INTERIM CHIEF, UNDER INVESTIGATION
Police Reports Show Officer Tim Turner Accidentally Threatened To Kill Wife
By Jennifer Mayerle
POSTED: 6:24 pm EST December 9, 2009
UPDATED: 9:45 pm EST December 9, 2009
ATLANTA, Ga. - Questions are being raised about the son of Atlanta’s interim Police Chief George Turner. Atlanta police are investigating a Nov. 18 incident that happened at the home of Officer Tim Turner, between him and his wife.
According to police reports, Officer Turner admitted to saying he accidentally threatened to kill his wife during an argument. The reports show Officer Turner’s wife called 911 after Turner said, "If we can't be married, I'm going to have to kill you." The report goes on to say Turner told the responding officer that during "the heat of the moment, he accidentally said that if he had to leave and get a divorce that he would kill her." Officer Tim Turner was not arrested, instead he was placed on administrative duty with pay pending mandatory employee counseling. Wednesday, he was back at work at Atlanta's police Zone 4 in southwest Atlanta.
CBS Atlanta News originally requested the information more than two weeks ago, but Atlanta police just released it Wednesday, the same day Officer Turner’s father was named interim police chief.
Mayor-elect Kasim Reed was made aware of the incident Tuesday, and his office gave this statement, "It has no impact on his decision to select deputy chief Turner as acting police chief for the Atlanta Police Department."
Jennifer Mayerle is an Emmy Award-winning journalist who joined CBS Atlanta News as a reporter in May 2006...
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