Police officer gun grab at Airport

Discussion in 'Georgia In the News' started by frankr, Dec 29, 2016.

  1. frankr

    frankr Active Member

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    From a friend who I know personally through her Facebook:

    "Here I am at baggage claim #3 waiting for my mom when a man in front of me tries to take the officer's gun that is next to me. If it weren't for 3 amazing citizens to jump into action and take the gun, who knows what might have happened. It took minutes for any other "officer" to respond. Within a few more minutes it's all over and the airport is back to normal. WTH just happened?! My heart is racing."

    Posted 1 hour ago. Nothing in the news yet.
     
  2. Phil1979

    Phil1979 Member Georgia Carry

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    What I want to know is how one crazy perp got a pistol out of a level 3 holster of a trained police officer.
     

  3. frankr

    frankr Active Member

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    I would call into question the officer's level of training. Perhaps it is time to go back over weapon retention and situational awareness. :snore:
     
  4. UtiPossidetis

    UtiPossidetis American

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    It was APD after all......
     
  5. Archangel

    Archangel Moderator Staff Member

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    Was this at Hartsfield??
     
  6. frankr

    frankr Active Member

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    Yes, at Hartsfield Jackson based on context and that her location was reported by her phone as College Park.
     
  7. Fallschirmjäger

    Fallschirmjäger I watch the watchers

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    Purely anecdotal but....
    It's rumored that Hartsfield isn't where they send the 'best of the best' iffin' ya gets my drift.

    Was it an attempted gun grab or was it completed gun grab?
     
  8. Phil1979

    Phil1979 Member Georgia Carry

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    You don't have to do those seven extra keystrokes after "Hartsfield". Just sayin' ;-)

     
  9. phantoms

    phantoms Senior Mumbler

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    Searched and can't find any news about it. The only link about it points to this thread.
     
  10. a_springfield

    a_springfield Well-Known Member

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    There are a lot more than 7 extra letters in "corrupt mayor"
     
  11. AtlPhilip

    AtlPhilip Proud GCO member.

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    A-T-L-A-N-T-A

    I count seven.
     
  12. CoffeeMate

    CoffeeMate Junior Butt Warmer

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    :-k ... OR ... :-k ... Just thinking out loud here... :-k ... OR we can all admit that a uniform does not cure human weakness.
     
  13. moe mensale

    moe mensale Well-Known Member

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    Blasphemy! :panic:
     
  14. CoffeeMate

    CoffeeMate Junior Butt Warmer

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    I know it's a scary thought, but when I was a young child learning how to wipe my butt, that was scary too.

    Just sayin'.
     
  15. CoffeeMate

    CoffeeMate Junior Butt Warmer

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    (Yes, in other words, the Police are NOT a diaper)
     
  16. mountainpass

    mountainpass Under Scrutiny

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    matt stringer ‏@stringerFOX5 2h2 hours ago
    @MoDiggsFOX5 speaks with #APD after an officer is attacked at the Airport. Hear how travelers came to his aid @6 on @FOX5Atlanta
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  17. mountainpass

    mountainpass Under Scrutiny

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    http://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/227117764-story

    Surprise, violent attack on an Atlanta airport officer

     
  18. Adam5

    Adam5 Atlanta Overwatch

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    You are at the airport picking up a friend or family member, you the this happening, do you draw?
     
  19. mountainpass

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    His name is not listed as being arrested in either Fulton or Clayton. Couldn't remember where they book airport arrestees.

    Edit: Reduced search to just last name: http://www.claytoncountyga.gov/departments/public-safety/sheriff/inmate-search.aspx

    Name PHILLIPS ANTHONY LE# 1959994
    Intake Date 12/29/2016
    Intake Time 11:59 PM
    Arresting Agency Atlanta Police Airport Division
    Sex M
    Race
    B
    Height 6'00"
    Weight
    217
    Address 725 PRYOR ST SW, ATLANTA, GA
    Name(s) of Record
    Name(s)
    Name Type
    PHILLIPS ANTHONY Committed
    SMALL ANTHONY Alias
    Offense(s)
    Charge
    Number
    Charges
    Bond Amount*
    1 ASSAULT AGGRAVATED ** NOT READY **
    No Amount Set
    2 OBSTRUCTION OF OFFICER ** NOT READY **
    No Amount Set
    3 REMOVAL OF WEAPON FROM PUBLIC OFFICIAL ** NOT READY **
    No Amount Set
    4 BATTERY ** NOT READY **
    Property: $5000.00*
    Fees: 700.00*

    *Disclaimers
    Additional Fees Not Included in Bond Amounts
    Bond/Fee Amounts Subject to Change
    Dockets indicating a Property Bond can be satisfied by making approved Property Bond or paying the full amount in cash plus applicable fees
    Dockets indicating a Cash Bond can only be satisfied by paying cash plus applicable fees

    EDIT 2: Future tip: If the full name is used last name first it will work using them both.
     
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  20. mountainpass

    mountainpass Under Scrutiny

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    In the video the APD spokesman says the officer retained possession. Morris says in video that he was charged with "attempting to get a weapon from a public official"

    But he was charged with: REMOVAL OF WEAPON FROM PUBLIC OFFICIAL

    Edit: § 16-10-33 - Removal or attempted removal of weapon from public official; punishment
     
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