"A police sergeant, indicted on charges of racketeering for allegedly ordering officers to beat teenage suspects, was fired Tuesday, according to the DeKalb County Police Department.AJC Article
DeKalb County Police DeKalb Police Sgt. Anthony Remone Robinson was fired after he was indicted on a total of 15 counts, including aggravated assault, battery, violating oath as police officer, making false statements and racketeering.
Sgt. Anthony Remone Robinson was indicted on May 10, along with two other officers, on charges of aggravated assault, battery, violating his oath as police officer, making false statements and racketeering. In total, he is facing 15 felony charges.
The other officers, Blake Andrew Norwood and Arthur Parker III, had already resigned in lieu of termination months ago for allegedly beating a handcuffed Travarrius Williams. The 18-year-old victim suffered internal injuries and a broken tooth.
After that Nov. 15, 2011, incident, Norwood and Parker were charged with battery and violation of oath of office. They now face the same 15 charges that were in the indictment returned earlier in the month.
The DeKalb district attorney said the three were engaged in a criminal enterprise between Dec. 23, 2010, and Nov. 15, 2011, that involved handcuffing young burglary suspects and beating them.
DA Robert James said earlier this month the teenagers -- 15, 16 and 18 -- were handcuffed when Robinson ordered Norwood and Parker "to beat these young men with hands and feet.” James said.
The indictment said Robinson, Norwood and Parker “used excessive and unlawful force on multiple occasions … on persons who were not resisting and were in custody, posing no risk to … other officers or the public."
Williams also filed a lawsuit against two of the officers in March"
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Dekalb Police Sergeant Fired!
Posted by DeKalb Officers at 5/22/2012