DeKalb County public safety director reacts to officers charged - CBS46 News

DeKalb County public safety director reacts to officers charged in Baltimore

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DEKALB COUNTY, GA (CBS46) - Three quick decisions have put the city of Baltimore in the spotlight once again.

On Friday, the city's state attorney, Marilyn Mosby, charged six officers in the death of Freddie Gray, which has officially been ruled a homicide.

DeKalb County Public Safety Director Dr. Cedric Alexander is looking to the justice system to do its job.

"...they have the evidence. They did the investigation, so therefore based on their investigation, witness statements, forensic evidence, and physical evidence, they made the charges they feel they can make to prosecute in the court of law," said Alexander. "I'm sure there are a number of people living in that community that feels that justice has been served based on their experiences that they've had in that community and not being close with their police department."

Dr. Alexander also said that DeKalb County police have a  positive relationship with the community.

"We have a great working relationship with our community, not only appointed officials…but elected officials," said Dr. Alexander.

However, he did say things could improve. 

"There's always room for improvement... we're going to continue to improve our relationships, improve our training and improve our recruitment process," said Dr. Alexander.

He told CBS46 that it is protocol to strap anyone being transported inside the police van because it is the officers' responsibility to keep them safe until they reach their next location.

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