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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

[GA] Suspended Officer Fisher pleads no contest to family violence charge

Tom Jones, Channel 2 Action News
Posted: 4:27 pm EDT April 5, 2010
Updated: 9:40 pm EDT April 5, 2010
[Excerpts] An Atlanta Police officer suspended for allegedly assaulting an unarmed man when he shot him in the face has admitted to simple battery in a separate case. The latest developments could cost Reginald Fisher his job... Fisher pleaded no contest to a charge of simple battery/family violence in Clayton County State Court... He was placed on 12 months probation, must pay an $800 fine and enroll in and complete a family violence intervention program. Fisher also faces charges in the shooting of 27-year-old Tramaine Miller in May of last year. The first-year officer was working an unapproved part time job at an apartment complex... A witness told police Miller was unarmed and raised his hands to comply with the officer’s commands... A Fulton County Grand Jury later indicted Fisher on aggravated assault, aggravated battery and violation of oath of office charges. Police suspended Fisher without pay. After hearing of his recent plea in Clayton County, the Police Department provided a statement that said: “In light of this most recent development we will revisit his status”... His attorney, Mawuli Davis, said the plea in Clayton County proves one thing: “There is something going on with Mr. Fisher that would allow him, one, to be involved in a domestic violence case while he’s out on bond for having shot Tramaine Miller”... [Full article here]
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