Over on Decaturish, resident and journalist Dan Whisenhunt is doing a great job of providing some much needed in-depth reporting on the recent crime uptick over the summer. He’s now posted another piece that came out of a two-hour conversation with Decatur PD’s Public Information Officer Sgt. Jennifer Ross. Here’s a taste…
Decatur has a low rate of violent crime, but a glut of media coverage of some high profile incidents has put the Decatur police department in the spotlight.
What’s happening in Decatur is part of a broader trend in East Atlanta, Sgt. Ross said.
Criminals don’t really study geographic boundaries. Metro Atlanta residents take pride in them. They will hold accountable the government closest to them.
I spoke with Sgt. Ross for nearly two hours about her job, life as a police officer and the recent “crime wave” in Decatur. During our interview, Deputy Chief Keith Lee and Chief Mike Booker dropped by to say hello.