Several Atlanta Police Officers Charged In Drug Dealing Corruption Case [VIDEO]

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Several Atlanta Police Officers Charged In Drug Dealing Corruption Case [VIDEO]

There are ten Atlanta area police officers who have been charged with ‘taking bribes from drug dealers in exchange for protecting them while they flooded the streets of Atlanta with cocaine,’ reports CBS.com.

Here are the officers who were arrested in the corruption scheme:

  • Atlanta Police Department Officer Kelvin Allen, 42, of Atlanta
  • DeKalb County Police Department Officers Dennis Duren, 32, of Atlanta and Dorian Williams, 25, of  Stone Mountain, Ga.
  • Forest Park Police Department Sergeants Victor Middlebrook, 44, of Jonesboro, Ga. and Andrew Monroe, 57, of Riverdale, Ga.
  • MARTA  Police Department Officer Marquez Holmes, 45, of Jonesboro, Ga.
  • Stone Mountain Police Department Officer Denoris Carter, 42, of  Lithonia, Ga.
  • Contract Federal Protective Services Officer Sharon Peters, 43, of Lithonia, Ga.

There were two former officers whose names came up in the investigation as a part of the scheme:

  • Former DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office jail officers Monyette McLaurin, 37, of Atlanta
  • Chase Valentine, 44, of Covington, Ga.

Some of the charges brought against the officers were:

  • drug trafficking
  • accepting illegal payouts
  • and “using firearms during the commission of a crime”

 

CBS Atlanta 46