Police try to prevent filming of man they pepper sprayed


August 30, 2011 9:10pm
Nearly a dozen officers and medics were surrounding a man who was lying on the street in handcuffs and appeared to be writhing in pain.

Officers poured water on the man's face and made comments suggesting police had pepper sprayed him earlier.

Officer Shackleford Refuses to Identify Himself


August 30th, 2011 6:45pm near Woodruff Park in downtown Atlanta
An officer was conducting a traffic stop. When asked to identify himself, he asked "Why?" and then refused to give his name and assignment number, in violation of APD policy.
By reviewing our footage frame-by-frame, we were able to determine that the officer's name tag reads "Shackleford".

Raid On The Wrong Apartment


Police responded to a shooting in an Edgewood apartment complex. They raided what appears to be the wrong apartment. No weapons or illegal activity were found. A witness recorded cell phone video of part of the raid before Copwatch arrived on the scene. We were told that prior to the beginning of the video, police pointed automatic rifles at the apartment residents inside.

Major Raid at Foote St and Wesley Ave


On March 3rd, 2011 at least 50 APD officers performed a major raid on a house on Foote St. Copwatch had observed police harassment at this location previously. Police were from Zone 6 as well as REDDOG, a unit notorious for aggressive paramilitary-style tactics. Some officers wore ski masks and held automatic weapons.

Police Harassment on Foote St.


On Feb 18th, 2011, an observer captured video of police arresting a man on Foote St. for no clear reason. He was reportedly slammed against a police car hard enough to make a dent, and then charged with damaging the car. The officer shown conducting the arrest has a reputation in the neighborhood for pulling over drivers and detaining pedestrians for questionable reasons.


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