Atlanta officers arrested for shooting into lake

Tuesday, May 5, 2009 5:33 AM
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ATLANTA — Two off-duty Atlanta police officers find themselves in legal hot water after they were arrested for shooting into Lake Allatoona.

The Cherokee County Sheriff's office said deputies responded after several citizens called 911 about the gunfire.

Jay Baker, a sheriff's spokesman, identified the officers as 43-year-old Dan Rasmussen and 31-year-old Chad Armstrong. He said both were charged with reckless conduct.

Two others, including Rasmussen's wife, were also taken into custody.

Rasmussen and Armstrong were released from custody after posting bond.

The two officers were suspended with pay.

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beme
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beme 05/05/09 - 05:01 am
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Suspended with pay ??? That

Suspended with pay ??? That is vacation...

Ole School
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Ole School 05/05/09 - 05:04 am
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what were they shooting at !

what were they shooting at !

Tujeez1
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Tujeez1 05/05/09 - 06:08 am
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The article says they were

The article says they were arrested for shooting "into" Lake Allatoona, maybe they were shooting at Alla, or maybe just toona...possibly even both.

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artsy fartsy 05/05/09 - 07:46 am
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I think they were trying to

I think they were trying to fish!

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Phish 05/05/09 - 08:16 am
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dey was tryin to pop a hole

dey was tryin to pop a hole in the lake so es it would drain den dey could just scoop up de fishes! It takes a special breed to be a Atlanta Policeman

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g-dog express 05/05/09 - 09:58 am
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Where is justus4 comments?

Where is justus4 comments? Surely he has something condemning to say.

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Tots 05/05/09 - 10:11 am
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It says the two officers were

It says the two officers were released.Does not say what happen to officer Rasmussen's wife.She was taken into custody also.Maybe they were shooting at her.Give us more details.Surely you could have found out.

hurlyburly11
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hurlyburly11 05/05/09 - 10:16 am
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who cares?

who cares?

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