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Published on June 12, 2024
Roswell Police Officers Disciplined Following Inappropriate Dashcam ConversationSource: Google Street View

The Roswell Police Department is under scrutiny after a dashcam recording surfaced online, capturing a pair of its officers in a conversation deemed inappropriate by department standards. As reported by FOX 5 Atlanta, the audio from the dashcam was recorded during an investigation in March 2024. The exchange, which involved a grossly unsuitable topic of conversation about children, has led to one officer's departure and another being placed on administrative leave.

"I'ma start blowing holes in kids," one officer can be heard saying in a the audio from the dashcam. The dialogue continued with his partner asking, "And not in a *explicative* sexuales way?" before the first officer affirms the lethal intent behind his disturbing statement. A statement obtained by Atlanta News First included the Roswell Police Department's response, saying they expect their officers "to uphold the highest standards of integrity and professionalism."

Consequently, the Roswell Police Department has taken immediate action, launching an internal review into the matter, and the two officers involved have faced consequences, with one already out of the department, while the other's future hangs in waiting on administrative leave. Details surrounding the identities of the officers have not been disclosed amidst the ongoing investigations.

The Roswell Police are in communication with the Fulton County district attorney's office, and while the full video won't be released to the general public, it remains a sobering reminder that those entrusted to serve and protect are not exempt from the rigor of accountability. "This type of behavior is not representative nor tolerated in the Roswell Police Department," reiterated the statement by the police force, standing in stark contrast to the sentiments expressed in the contentious dashcam footage.