Police Shut Down Atlanta Caribbean Carnival

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Published on May 30, 2019 with No Comments

Patricia Henry, President Atlanta Caribbean Carnival (PHOTO: Zeriba Media)

 

Day two of the downtown Atlanta Carnival run by organizer Patricia Henry was shut down Sunday after police said organizers violated their permit.

According to Atlanta Police Department spokesperson, Sgt. John Chafee, officers started closing down the event around 5 p.m. because off-duty officers that were hired as security for the event, were not paid.

Organizers secured a permit and originally said they would have 20 off-duty officers on site for security. The permit was approved and the number of off-duty officers to be hired reduced to 10, which the Atlanta Parks Department approved.

On Sunday, the number off-duty officers reduced again, this time to 2 or 3. Organizers were also unable to pay the officers.

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