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Brookhaven Police, K-9, and regional law enforcement honored by City Council

Post Date:08/09/2017 11:41 AM

Brookhaven, GA, August 8, 2017 – The Brookhaven City Council issued an official commendation for North Metro SWAT, the DeKalb Police Aerial Unit, Brookhaven Police along with Brookhaven K-9 unit for their heroic and successful conclusion of a crime in progress. 

On Saturday, August 5, Brookhaven police responded to a call to a business at 1485 Northeast Expressway.  When officers arrived they quickly realized that someone was still inside of the closed business.  North Metro SWAT, which consists of officers from Brookhaven, Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, and Johns Creek responded and surrounded the location with aerial support from DeKalb Police.   

Brookhaven’s newest addition to the K-9 Unit, Thor, was utilized to apprehend the suspect who was cornered on the roof of the business.  Thirty-year-old Talawrence Slaughter was taken into custody and faces a multitude of charges.

“This incident underscores the importance of interjurisdictional cooperation in fighting crime,” said Police Chief Gary Yandura.  “In addition to North Metro SWAT and DeKalb Police, we also received assistance from the DeKalb and Sandy Springs fire departments.”

Our investment in our police and K-9 paid dividends, as a dangerous situation was diffused and order was restored,” said Brookhaven Mayor John Ernst. “I remain very proud of the work our first responders and regional partners to keep the Brookhaven community safe.”


North Metro SWAT, the DeKalb Police Aerial Unit, Sandy Springs Fire, and Brookhaven Police, with Brookhaven’s K-9 “Thor” honored at City Hall.


Media Contacts:
Burke Brennan
Communications Director


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