Five Atlanta cops wounded while on duty went public last week with their charges that a hostile worker’s compensation system has questioned the need for oxygen, delayed the repairs of a wheelchair leading to broken bones, cut off vital drugs and delayed a surgery, resulting in bedsore-like infections.
As my AJC colleague Bill Torpy pointed out Sunday, four are in wheel-chairs. One is brain-damaged.
You’ve heard about Sgt. Scott Kreher, the Atlanta police union leader was so frustrated that, at a City Council hearing last week, he said he’d like greet Mayor Shirley Franklin with a baseball bat.
He apologized, but has been suspended. Franklin’s office has promised to persue the matter.
But you may not have seen the 10-minute video that started the furor, by the International Brotherhood of Police Officers. “Each one has wondered if a city employee and workers compensation company wish they would hurry up and die,” the video begins.
See it here:
On Thursday, a city attorney said he was reviewing questions from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution about the city’s workers’ comp program and how it works, but did not respond with answers.
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