Atlanta Fire Dept. lieutenant charged with child abuse - CBS46 News

Atlanta Fire Dept. lieutenant charged with child abuse

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Smyrna Police have arrested a City of Atlanta Fire Department Lieutenant after an investigation of child abuse March 4, 2018.

Authorities tell CBS46, Ahmard Rashad Wright is accused of maliciously causing harm to his 2-month old baby. The baby had a brain bleed and had been vomiting for over three days before being taken to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta-Scottish Rite.

A child abuse pediatrician examined the child and told authorities that the victim had subdural hematomas, bilateral retinal hemorrhages, and thrombosed cortical veins which he described as being consistent with a traumatic injury. 

Wright has been charged with first-degree cruelty to a child. Wright is a lieutenant with the City of Atlanta Fire Department. 

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