MARTA 2009 Police Statistics

  • Total number of complaints received in 2009:  413

 

Arrest: 3

Exonerated:

6

Not Sustained:

1

Unfounded

2

 

Assistance: 31

Exonerated:

17

Not Sustained:

11

Not action taken:

6

Sustained: 

3

Unfounded

9

 

Biased Based Profiling: 1

Exonerated:

1

 

Citations: 6

Exonerated:

3

No action taken:

2

Not  Sustained 

1

Unfounded:

2

 

Driving: 1

No action taken:  

1

Discourtesy: 87

Exonerated:

24

No action taken:

23

Not Sustained:

20

Sustained:

5

Unfounded:

15

 

Excessive Force: 1

Unfounded:

5

 

Failure to Act: 2

Exonerated:

1

Sustained:

1

 

Force (General):   3

Exonerated:

1

No action taken:

2

Not Sustained:

1

 

Harassment: 43

Exonerated:

14

No action taken:

16

Not Sustained:

10

Sustained:

1

Unfounded:

2

 

Miscellaneous Complaints: 261

Exonerated:

10

No action taken:

249

Not Sustained:

2

Sustained:

2

Unfounded:

6

 

Parking: 2

No action taken:

2

 

Police Visibility: 1

Not Sustained:

1

 

Professionalism:   7

Exonerated:

1

No action taken:

3

Not Sustained:

1

Sustained:

2

Unfounded:

3

 

Property: 4

No action taken:

1

Not Sustained:

3

Unfounded:

1

 

Sleeping on Duty:  1

Not Sustained:

1

 

Threats:  6

No action taken:

2

Not Sustained:

1

Sustained: 

3

Unfounded:

1


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As listed above, there were a total of 413 reported complaints received by the MARTA Police Department for 2009.  These complaints came in the form of H.E.A.T complaints that were received from MARTA Customer Service, complaints that were received from police personnel in the field, and from complaints that were received from Internal Affairs. These complaints included complaints against police department personnel that included complaints such as harassment, discourtesy, and professionalism.  Some of these complaints involved several officers. The other type of complaints received were general miscellaneous complaints about issues such as panhandling, lack of police visibility, disorderly patrons, and quality of life issues.  There were a total of 184 complaints filed against police personnel and 229 miscellaneous complaints filed.

 

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