Atlanta officer faces suspension for flashing gun

ATLANTA --- An Atlanta police officer could be suspended after witnesses say he flashed an assault rifle at a popular late night downtown club.

Atlanta Police spokesman Curtis Davenport said Officer Donald Vickers was cited for reckless conduct after he toted an assault rifle into Scores bar and restaurant in Underground Atlanta. Witnesses told police he did not identify himself as a police officer.

Davenport said the officer was picking up his girlfriend when he noticed three men fighting with security guards. He said Vickers then got the gun out of his car and pointed a flashlight at it so patrons could see the weapon.

Vickers was placed on administrative leave but was not arrested. Davenport said Chief George Turner will decide whether to suspend him.


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