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Resource ID: #18705
Subject: Law Enforcement
Source: Creative Loafing (Atlanta
Date: 2001-08-29



All Tim Peck wanted was a cheeseburger from a local restaurant in Northwest Atlanta, instead he got two broken legs, courtesy of an off-duty county sheriff's deputy. Varying accounts detail an altercation between Peck and Deputy Kelvin Smith at the local restaurant, with Peck giving his account, and Smith giving his. An investigation by Creative Loafing found that Smith had a long history of physical abuse on the job, yet all complaints against him were cleared. "The Bad Cops Club," follows-up the incident with Smith and examines other deputies accused of physical abuse as well as drunk driving and falsifying reports.

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