Atlanta Police Chief George Turner
Atlanta Police Chief George Turner

Atlanta Police Chief George Turner will retire at the end of the year, according to a report from WSB Channel 2.

The news broke Wednesday morning and the mayor is expected to hold a news conference with Turner on Thursday.

Turner, a 35-year veteran of the police force, was appointed as chief of police in 2010 by Mayor Kasim Reed.

The mayor has released a statement about Turner’s retirement. You can read it at this link.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.