Police recruit allegedly passes out during training - Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports | FOX 5

Police recruit allegedly denied water, passes out during training

Posted: Updated:
ATLANTA -

Officials are checking into an allegation that an Atlanta Police cadet who passed out during training was denied water.

The recruit collapsed during a training session in 96 degree heat on a July afternoon.

Sources tell FOX 5 that the recruit requested water but was told he had to continue the drill. A short time later, he fainted.

"I don't know if that happened. I have brought that to the academy director's attention and that's something that he will be looking into to see if that happened," said Sgt. Curtis Davenport of the Atlanta Police Department.

Davenport said that on June 29, the department activated a heat plan. That plan includes exercises earlier in the day.

"Hydrate properly. Hydrate often. When you feel a little bit overcome, try to take a break," said Davenport.

Michael Bond, Atlanta City Hall's chairman of the panel for public safety, said he is concerned about that alleged incident and a recent Atlanta Fire Department training session that left three recruits hospitalized.

"Being in that controlled environment, if you have someone who says, ‘hey I'm in distress,' it needs to be addressed immediately," said Bond.

Atlanta Police Chief George Turner told FOX 5 that he was not aware of the incident.

Bond said he would ask Turner and Atlanta's fire chief to report on the training to his committee.

  • More Local NewsMore>>

  • Fatal shooting off Venetian Drive SW

    Fatal shooting off Venetian Drive SW

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 4:03 AM EDT2014-09-02 08:03:45 GMT
    Atlanta police are investigating after a man was fatally shot outside of an abandoned car wash.
    Atlanta police are investigating after a man was fatally shot outside of an abandoned car wash.
  • Burglars pretend to be engaged couple buying a home

    Burglars pretend to be engaged couple buying a home

    Monday, September 1 2014 11:18 PM EDT2014-09-02 03:18:05 GMT
    Deputies are asking the public for help to find more homeowners who may have fallen victim to two burglars, pretending to be in the market for a home.The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office says Tyler Michels and Rebecca Weismayer were arrested for burglarizinga 76-year-old man's home. Deputies say the two posed as an engaged couple looking to buy their first home. Detectives tell FOX 5 the homeowner let the suspects in, allowing the two to case his home. The two waited until the homeowner left, ...
    Deputies are asking the public for help to find more homeowners who may have fallen victim to two burglars, pretending to be in the market for a home.The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office says Tyler Michels and Rebecca Weismayer were arrested for burglarizinga 76-year-old man's home. Deputies say the two posed as an engaged couple looking to buy their first home. Detectives tell FOX 5 the homeowner let the suspects in, allowing the two to case his home. The two waited until the homeowner left, ...
  • Savannah police seek leads on 2 weekend killings

    Savannah police seek leads on 2 weekend killings

    Police in Savannah are seeking leads after two men were shot to death over the Labor Day holiday weekend.
    Police in Savannah are seeking leads after two men were shot to death over the Labor Day holiday weekend.
Powered by WorldNow

1551 Briarcliff Rd., NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

Main Number: (404) 875-5555
News Tips: (404) 898-0100

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices