19 Atlanta Police Officers Resigned Over The Last 10 Day – Atlanta Police Foundation Says

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Protesters stand in front of police Sunday, June 14, 2020, in Atlanta. Rayshard Brooks, 27, was fatally shot by an Atlanta police officer Friday night. (Ben Gray/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Atlanta Police Foundation, a nonprofit organization has disclosed that nineteen police officers have resigned over the last 10 days.

“We are now going into the third consecutive week of unabated protests in which officers have worked 12-hour shifts seven days per week. As you can imagine, their stress levels are exacerbated by physical and emotional exhaustion. We are grateful for the sacrifices they are making every day and will continue to support them while accelerating the programs under the Atlanta Police Foundation’s mission in order to address police reform and other issues the protests and their aftermath have illuminated,” Dave Wilkinson, president and CEO of the Atlanta Police Foundation.

The foundation did not state an exact reason for the resignations, but indicated a low morale throughout the department. 

CNN has reached out to the police department for comment on the resignations. 

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