PRESS RELEASE FROM MAYOR GIL MCDOUGAL - SUPPORT OF VILLA RICA POLICE DEPARTMENT
 
Posted on Tuesday June 23, 2020
 

CITY OF VILLA RICA
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
GIL MCDOUGAL

June 23, 2020
For Immediate Release

PRESS RELEASE

In light of recent events that have occurred in Atlanta and throughout our nation, I feel it necessary to make a statement on behalf of our police officers here in Villa Rica. I want to state in no uncertain terms that I support our officers in their efforts to preserve the peace and protect the public. Without their efforts our community would not be as desirable a place to live as it is now. Our police department and officers need to know that they have my support, the support of the council, and the support of the public whom they serve.

Much attention and effort is given to training our police force in Villa Rica. That training, along with prudent management and strict adherence to the standard operating procedures for the Police Department, is designed to prevent the occurrence of some of the horrifying events we have seen captured on video in the past. I, like all right-thinking people, abhor the scenes of gratuitous violence displayed in those videos. However, in no way should those instances tarnish the reputation of our local police.

As we move forward during this time of great uncertainty, I want to emphasize my support of the Villa Rica Police Department in carrying out its mission. The City will stand behind them as they perform their duties in the manner which is expected of them.

Gil McDougal
Mayor

 
 
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