Forest Park Police chief: No department wants dirty cops - CBS46 News

Forest Park Police chief: No department wants dirty cops

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FOREST PARK, GA (CBS46) -

The Forest Park police chief said he is now reviewing internal policy and other procedures after two of his officers were arrested and accused of taking bribes from drug dealers.

"When I broke the news to our command staff there was tears to anger," Chief Dwayne Hobbs told CBS Atlanta News.

Sgt. Andrew Monroe, 57, and Sgt. Victor Middlebrook, 44, are among 10 metro Atlanta police officers named in federal indictments.

They are accused of helping protect drug dealers in exchange for thousands of dollars.

"We're confident, in the preliminary stages, that there was nothing that could've given us an indication that something was awry," said Hobbs.

Indictments said Monroe and Middlebrook wore plainclothes but flashed their badges and carried their guns. Federal officials said the two often met the dealers at the Kroger in Stockbridge and protected them as they sold cocaine. The pair then allegedly drove to a nearby QuikTrip and received thousands of dollars in payoffs.

Hobbs said he has already begun a review of the department.

"There's not anything we can see internally but we want to look at every aspect from recruiting, hiring, all the way through the process to make sure that we have all our I's dotted and our t's crossed," said Hobbs.

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