|DeKalb officers in sting arrest are identified|
|Wednesday, 13 February 2013 14:54|
TUCKER—Two DeKalb County Police Officers are among 10 metro Atlanta law enforcement officers arrested by Federal Agents on Feb. 12 for protecting drug dealers during a drug trafficking sting.
Officers Dennis Duren and Dorian Williams both have been placed on administrative leave with pay, pending the outcome of an internal investigation. The DeKalb County Police Department fully cooperated in the investigation that resulted in the arrests of these officers.
“It is incomprehensible why these officers chose to aid and abet these criminals when they are sworn to protect our community from such offenders. These officers do not reflect the character of the hundreds of DeKalb County police officers that wear the badge. Their alleged actions only assist in eroding the public’s trust in those that honorably serve and that is truly disheartening,” said Interim Police Chief Lisa Gassner.
Officer Duren has been employed by the Department since December 9, 2002. He was assigned to the Uniform Division/Tucker Precinct. Officer Williams has been employed by the Department since December 31, 2007. He was assigned to the Uniform Division / Tucker Precinct.