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MARTA Police Complaints Statistics


  • 2017

    2017 Complaint Total: 349

    Abuse of Authority 1
    Exonerated 1
    Arrest: 1
    Exonerated: 1
    Assistance: 21
    Exonerated: 3
    No Action Taken: 12
    Sustained: 4
    Unfounded: 5
    Attentive to Duty: 7
    Exonerated: 1
    No Action Taken: 2
    Not Sustained: 4
    Sustained: 1
    Biased Based: 2
    Unfounded: 2
    Cellphone Use 
    Sustained 1
    Citation 1
    Exonerated 1
    Conduct 1
    Unfounded 1
    Criminal Trespass 8
    No Action Taken 1
    Detained 3
    Exonerated 1
    No Action Taken 3
    Excessive Force: 3
    Exonerated 3
    Not Sustained 1
    Unfounded 1
    Failure to Act: 1
    Unfounded 1
    Force (General): 6
    No Action Taken: 1
    Exonerated 3
    Unfounded 2
    Harassment: 18
    No Action Taken: 24
    Not Sustained: 2
    Exonerated 1
    Offensive Acts: 34
    Exonerated: 10
    No Action Taken: 11
    Not Sustained: 7
    Sustained 3
    Unfounded 10
    Parking
    1
    Not Sustained: 1
    Sustained 1
    Providing Name
    3
    Not Sustained: 1
    Sustained 1
    Unfounded: 
    Reporting: 1
    Sustained: 1
    Response Time: 6
    Sustained 4
    No Action Taken 8
    Rudeness 40
    Exonerated 1
    No Action Taken 17
    Not Sustained 11
    Sustained 9
    Unfounded 12
    Vehicle Operation:
    4
    No Action Taken 2
    Sustained
    2


    Miscellaneous Complaints

    Abandoned Vehicle 3
    Assistance 2
    Bag Wayside 1
    Arrest 1
    Closed Entrance 1
    Closed Gates 5
    Damaged Property 1
    Disorderly Juveniles 5
    Disorderly Patron 19
    Disruptive Act 5
    Drug/Alcohol Use 7
    Fare Evasion 3
    Harassment 5
    Homeless Issue 9
    Illegal Parking 12
    Increased Crime 1
    Indecent Acts 4
    Injury         2
    Inquiry 8
    Loud Music  12
    Offensive Acts 1
    Panhandling 18
    Parking 4
    Police Visibility 36
    Property 1
    Religious Speech 2
    Safety 10
    Sick Patron 2
    Sleepers 1
    Smoking 10
    Solicitation   6
    Stolen Property 2
    Suspicious Activity 8
    Threatened By Patron 1
    Traffic In Parking Deck 1
    Vehicle Operation 1

     

    *Miscellaneous complaints are quality of life complaints such as smoking, loud music, panhandling, solicitation, parking, police visibility, disorderly patrons and other similar types of complaints.


  • 2016

    2016 Complaint Total: 313

    Arrest: 8
    Exonerated: 7
    No Action Taken: 3
    Unfounded: 2
       
    Assistance: 15
    Exonerated: 6
    No Action Taken: 8
    Not Sustained: 1
    Sustained: 4
    Unfounded: 8
       
    Attentive to Duty: 9
    Exonerated: 2
    No Action Taken: 1
    Not Sustained: 3
    Sustained: 4
    Unfounded: 1
       
    Biased Based: 2
    No Action Taken: 1
    Unfounded: 1
       
    Discourtesy: 27
    Exonerated: 1
    No Action Taken: 8
    Not Sustained: 16
    Sustained: 1
    Unfounded: 8
       
    Excessive Force: 3
    Not Sustained: 2
    Unfounded: 2
       
    Failure to Act: 2
    Exonerated: 1
    No Action Taken: 1
       
    False Report: 1
    Unfounded: 1
       
    Force (General): 1
    No Action Taken: 1
       
    Harassment: 12
    No Action Taken: 10
    Not Sustained: 1
    Unfounded: 4
       
    Miscellaneous: 194
    Matter Handled: 194
       
    Offensive Acts: 35
    Exonerated: 4
    No Action Taken: 14
    Not Sustained: 7
    Unfounded: 17
       
    Professionalism:
    1
    Not Sustained: 1
       
    Property:
    6
    No Action Taken
    Not Sustained: 4
    Unfounded: 3
       
    Providing Name:
    2
    Not Sustained: 2
       
    Reporting: 1
    Sustained: 1
       
    Response Time: 1
    No Action Taken:
    1
       
    Vehicle Operation:
    5
    Exonerated
    1
    Not Sustained 1
    Sustained
    3

    *Miscellaneous complaints are quality of life complaints such as smoking, loud music, panhandling, solicitation, parking, police visibility, disorderly patrons and other similar types of complaints.


  • 2015

    2015 Complaint Total: 360

    Arrest: 5
    Exonerated: 5
    No Action Taken: 2
    Sustained: 1
    Unfounded: 0
       
    Assistance: 22
    Exonerated: 11
    No Action Taken: 7
    Not Sustained: 4
    Sustained: 3
    Unfounded: 16
       
    Attentive to Duty: 16
    Exonerated: 5
    No Action Taken: 4
    Not Sustained: 1
    Sustained: 7
    Unfounded: 6
       
    Biased Based: 1
    No Action Taken: 0
    Sustained: 0
    Unfounded: 1
       
    Citation: 0
    Exonerated: 0
       
    Conduct: 3
    Not Sustained: 1
    Sustained: 4
    Unfounded: 2
       
    Detained: 6
    Exonerated: 7
    No Action Taken: 0
    Not Sustained 0
    Unfounded: 1
       
    Discourtesy: 22
    Exonerated: 3
    No Action Taken: 8
    Not Sustained: 13
    Sustained: 1
    Unfounded: 1
       
    Excessive Force: 3
    Exonerated: 5
    Not Sustained: 0
    Unfounded: 0
       
    Failure to Act: 0
    Exonerated: 0
    No Action Taken: 0
       
    False Report: 0
    Exonerated: 0
    Not Sustained: 0
       
    Force (General): 0
    Exonerated: 0
    Not Sustained: 0
    Unfounded: 0
       
    Harassment: 5
    Exonerated: 0
    No Action Taken: 2
    Not Sustained: 0
    Unfounded: 3
       
    Hostile Environment 0
    Not Sustained: 0
       
    Miscellaneous: 228
    Matter Handled: 228
       
    Offensive Acts: 54
    Exonerated: 3
    No Action Taken: 28
    Not Sustained: 18
    Sustained: 12
    Unfounded: 5
       
    Providing Name:
    1
    Not Sustained: 1
    Sustained: 1
       
    Reckless Driving: 6
    No Action Taken: 3
    Not Sustained: 3
    Sustained: 1
       
    Reporting: 1
    Sustained: 1
       
    Response Time: 2
    Exonerated: 5
    No Action Taken:
    2
    Unfounded: 0
       
    Rights Violation: 0
    Not Sustained: 0
       
    Vehicle Operation:
    3
    Not Sustained
    2
    Sustained
    2

    “Because each complaint can contain multiple officers, there are more disposition totals than there are complaint types”.


  • 2014

    2014 Complaint Total:  351 

    Arrest: 6
    Exonerated: 5
    No Action Taken: 0
    Sustained: 0
    Unfounded: 1
       
    Assistance: 24
    Exonerated: 14
    No Action Taken: 14
    Not Sustained: 2
    Sustained: 1
    Unfounded: 9
       
    Attentive to Duty: 16
    Exonerated: 7
    No Action Taken: 4
    Not Sustained: 3
    Sustained: 9
    Unfounded: 0
    Biased Profiling: 2
    No Action Taken: 1
    Unfounded: 1
    Citation: 2
    Exonerated:                          3
       
    Conduct: 1
    No Action Taken: 0
    Not Sustained: 0
    Sustained: 0
    Unfounded: 1
       
    Detained: 4
    Exonerated: 1
    No Action Taken: 1
    Not Sustained 2
    Sustained: 0
    Unfounded: 3
       
    Discourtesy: 46
    Exonerated: 5
    No Action Taken: 22
    Not Sustained: 18
    Sustained: 2
    Unfounded: 8
       
    Excessive Force: 2
    Exonerated: 3
    No Action Taken: 0
    Not Sustained: 1
    Unfounded: 2
       
    Failure to Act: 2
    Exonerated: 1
    No Action Taken: 1
    Not Sustained: 0
    Sustained: 0
       
    False Report: 3
    Exonerated: 0
    Not Sustained: 2
    Unfounded: 1
       
    Force (General): 4
    Exonerated: 5
    Not Sustained: 1
    Unfounded: 2
       
    Harassment: 12
    Exonerated: 6
    No Action Taken: 4
    Not Sustained: 1
    Unfounded: 3
       
    Hostile Environment 1
    Not Sustained: 1
       
    Miscellaneous: 175
    Matter Handled: 175
       
    Offensive Acts: 60
    Exonerated: 15
    No Action Taken: 31
    Not Sustained: 16
    Sustained: 3
    Unfounded: 10
       
    Property: 3
    Not Sustained: 1
    Sustained: 0
    Unfounded: 3
       
    Provide Name: 3
    Not Sustained: 3
       
    Reckless Driving: 6
    No Action Taken: 2
    Not Sustained: 4
    Sustained: 1
       
    Response Time: 3
    Exonerated: 1
    Unfounded: 3
    Violation of Rights: 1
    Exonerated: 0
    Not Sustained: 1

    “Because each complaint can contain multiple officers, there are more disposition totals than there are complaint types”.


  • 2013

    2013 Complaint Total:  241

    Accident: 0
    Not Sustained: 0
       
    Arrest: 5
    Exonerated: 2
    No Action Taken: 2
    Sustained: 1
    Unfounded: 3
       
    Assistance: 25
    Exonerated: 13
    No Action Taken: 8
    Not Sustained: 0
    Sustained: 15
    Unfounded: 6
       
    Attentive to Duty: 8
    Exonerated: 5
    No Action Taken: 1
    Not Sustained: 0
    Sustained: 6
    Unfounded: 4
       
    Biased Profiling: 0
    No Action Taken: 0
    Unfounded: 0
       
    Conduct: 5
    No Action Taken: 1
    Not Sustained: 1
    Sustained: 2
    Unfounded: 2
       
    Detained: 5
    Exonerated: 2
    No Action Taken: 1
    Sustained: 1
    Unfounded: 2
       
    Discourtesy: 40
    Exonerated: 7
    No Action Taken: 9
    Not Sustained: 18
    Sustained: 2
    Unfounded: 8
       
    Excessive Force: 2
    No Action Taken: 1
    Unfounded: 2
       
    Failure to Act: 6
    Exonerated: 6
    No Action Taken: 0
    Not Sustained: 1
    Sustained: 2
       
    False Report: 1
    Exonerated: 1
    Not Sustained: 0
    Unfounded: 0
       
    Force (General): 5
    Exonerated: 4
    Not Sustained: 1
    Unfounded: 9
    Gossip: 1
    Sustained: 4
       
    Harassment: 1
    Exonerated: 0
    No Action Taken: 0
    Not Sustained: 0
    Unfounded: 0
       
    Investigation: 0
    Unfounded: 0
       
    Miscellaneous: 109
    Matter Handled: 109
       
    Offensive Acts: 38
    Exonerated: 17
    No Action Taken: 23
    Not Sustained: 8
    Sustained: 2
    Unfounded: 12
       
    Parking: 2
    No Action Taken: 2
    Patrol Technique: 1
    No Action Taken: 1
       
    Property: 1
    Not Sustained: 0
    Sustained: 1
       
    Reckless Driving: 3
    No Action Taken: 0
    Not Sustained: 3
       
    Reporting: 0
    Exonerated: 0
    No Action Taken: 0
       
    Response Time: 2
    Exonerated: 3
    Unfounded: 1
       
    Sleeping: 1
    Unfounded: 1
       
    Searching: 0
    Sustained: 0
       
    Supervision: 1
    Exonerated: 1
    Unfounded: 1
       
    Violation of Rights: 1
    Exonerated: 3

    “Because each complaint can contain multiple officers, there are more disposition totals than there are complaint types”.


  • 2012

    2012 Complaint Total: 288    

    Accident: 1
    Not Sustained:         1
    Arrest:  
    Exonerated:  3
    No Action Taken:  1
    Unfounded:  3
       
    Assistance:   30
    Exonerated:   14
    No Action Taken:  16
    Not Sustained:  3
    Sustained:  
    Unfounded:   16 
       
    Attentive to Duty:  14
    Exonerated:  
    No Action Taken: 
    Not Sustained: 
    Sustained:  
     Unfounded:  
       
    Biased Profiling:     2
    No Action Taken: 
    Unfounded:  
       
    Citations:   0
    Exonerated:  
    No Action Taken: 
    Not Sustained: 
    Unfounded:  
       
    Conduct:   1
    No Action Taken: 
    Not Sustained: 
    Sustained:  
    Unfounded:   1
       
    Detained:   2
    Exonerated:  
    No Action Taken: 
       
    Discourtesy:  48
    Exonerated:   10 
       
    No Action Taken:  18
    Not Sustained:  12 
    Sustained:  
    Unfounded:   18 
       
    Dispatching:  0
    Sustained:  
       
    Excessive Force:  6
    No Action Taken: 
    Not Sustained: 
    Unfounded:  
       
    Failure to Act:  4
    No Action Taken: 
    Not Sustained: 
    Sustained:  
    Unfounded:  
       
    False Report:  3
    Not Sustained: 
    Unfounded:  
       
    Force (General):  2
    Unfounded:  
       
    Gun Law:   0
    No Action Taken: 
       
    Harassment:            7
    Exonerated:  
    No Action Taken: 
    Not Sustained: 
    Unfounded:  
       
    Investigation:  1
    Unfounded:  
       
    Miscellaneous:  156
    Matter Handled:  156 
       
    Offensive Acts:  26
    Exonerated:  
    No Action Taken:  10 
    Not Sustained: 
    Sustained:  
    Unfounded:  
       
    Parking:   0
    No Action Taken: 
     
    Patrol Technique:  0
    Exonerated : 
       
    Property:   2
    Not Sustained: 
    Sustained:  
    Unfounded:  
       
    Reckless Driving:  2
    No Action Taken: 
    Not Sustained:        
    Unfounded:  
       
    Reporting:   4
    Exonerated:  
    No Action Taken: 
       
    Safety:   0
    No Action Taken: 
       
    Searching:   1
    Sustained:  

    “Because each complaint can contain multiple officers, there are more disposition totals than there are complaint types”.

     


  • 2011

    2011 Complaint Total: 316

    Arrest: 11
    Exonerated: 9
    No Action Taken: 2
    Sustained: 0
    Unfounded: 0
       
    Assistance: 27
    Exonerated: 10
    No Action Taken: 15
    Not Sustained: 4
    Sustained: 3
    Unfounded: 5
       
    Attentive to Duty: 6
    Exonerated: 1
    Sustained: 5
    Unfounded: 4
       
    Biased Profiling: 3
    No Action Taken: 3
    Unfounded: 0
       
    Citations: 3
    Exonerated: 1
    No Action Taken: 1
    Not Sustained: 0
    Unfounded: 1
       
    Conduct: 5
    Exonerated: 0
    No Action Taken: 2
    Not Sustained: 1
    Sustained: 2
    Unfounded: 0
       
    Detained: 5
    Exonerated: 7
    No Action Taken: 3
    Sustained: 0
       
    Discourtesy: 57
    Exonerated: 14
    No Action Taken: 24
    Not Sustained: 16
    Sustained: 5
    Unfounded: 11
       
    Dispatching: 1
    Sustained: 1
       
    Excessive Force: 5
    Not Sustained: 4
    Unfounded: 4
       
    Failure to Act: 2
    Exonerated: 0
    Not Sustained: 3
    Unfounded: 1
       
    Force (General): 1
    Exonerated: 0
    No Action Taken: 0
    Not Sustained: 0
    Unfounded: 1
       
    Gun Law: 1
    No Action Taken: 1
       
    Harassment: 4
    Exonerated: 1
    No Action Taken: 2
    Not Sustained: 1
    Sustained: 0
    Unfounded: 0
       
    Miscellaneous: 165
    Exonerated: 0
    Matter Handled: 165
    No Action Taken: 0
    Unfounded: 0
       
    Offensive Acts: 24
    Exonerated: 4
    No Action Taken: 8
    Not Sustained: 7
    Sustained: 1
    Unfounded: 8
       
    Parking: 2
    No Action Taken: 2
       
    Patrol Technique: 1
    Exonerated: 1
       
    Property: 1
    Exonerated: 0
    Not Sustained: 0
    Sustained: 0
    Unfounded: 1
       
    Reckless Driving: 6
    Exonerated: 0
    No Action Taken: 3
    Not Sustained: 2
    Unfounded: 1
       
    Safety: 1
    No Action Taken: 2

    "Because each complaint can contain multiple officers, there are more disposition totals than there are complaint types."
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