ATLANTA – The Atlanta metropolis lawyer stated the issue of offering security coverage for suspects taken to Grady Memorial Hospital can’t be solved with unsworn safety guards.
The chief of corrections has been unable to put his personal individuals on the hospital on account of staffing.
The outcome has been officers who make an arrest have had to stick with that particular person on the hospital ground typically for a complete shift. At occasions, three officers over a 24-hour interval have been sidelined on the hospital and never patrolling for residents.
Correction’s chief Elder Dancy is down manpower by roughly one-third due to officers leaving following a call by Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms to shut the downtown jail.
But it surely stays open, and some dozen inmates stay.
The Atlanta Police Department and the Atlanta Division of Corrections are getting some assist. Fulton Sheriff Parick Labat has begun sending his deputies to Grady to offer protection.