Interim DeKalb police Chief James Conroy said the incident has prompted the county to review its when-to-shoot training protocol — but he also said police have difficulties when people call 911 from cellphones but aren’t able to provide an accurate address.
“Without getting into the specifics of this case, that’s one of the challenges when people call 911, we often don’t know where they are,” Conroy said. “We want officers to go out and investigate crimes like this rather than react. We want to go out and actually apprehend criminals and help people.”
Interim DeKalb CEO Lee May said it’s “always concerning when there’s a police-involved shooting,” and called the GBI’s review of the incident appropriate.
Alexander, meanwhile, asked the public to let the investigation into Monday’s shooting run its course.
“None of us should be speculating or assuming anything at this point,” he said. “There needs to be an investigation. There was a police officer who was severely injured and had a great deal of blood lost. We’re going to continue to pray for the officer and the homeowner.”
Three Black Atlanta Police Officers On Leave After Shooting White Homeowner And His Dog was originally published on blackamericaweb.com